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Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 

BOB CRAWFORD, Commissioner 

The Capitol • TaUahassee, FL 32399-0800 




Dear Friend: 

Information included in this publication will provide a foundation for making sound 
production, marketing and policy decisions which affect Florida agriculture. Informed decision 
making is needed at all levels to ensure a viable and productive fliture for our agricultural 
industries. It also helps assure consumers of adequate food supplies at reasonable prices. 

Agriculture is a vital 6 billion dollar industry in Florida's economy. Domestic and foreign 
production is an increasing source of competition for our state's producers. The $1.7 billion fruit 
and vegetable segment must maintain high productivity and efficiency levels to meet these 
challenges. 

These statistics were compiled through the cooperation of the Florida Department of 
Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This and other 
timely pubUcations would not be possible without the assistance of thousands of producers who 
voluntarily contributed their time to accumulate and provide us with the basic data from which 
these official estimates were prepared. I extend my sincere appreciation to all who have 
participated in this important effort. 




COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 




FLORIDA 
AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS 



Vegetable Summary 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
AND CONSUMER SERVICES 
BOB CRAWFORD, COMMISSIONER 
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS SERVICE 
Orlando, Florida 
John D. Witzig, State Statistician 



DIVISION OF MARKETING 
AND DEVELOPMENT 
Tallahassee, Florida 
Nelson L. Pugh, Director 



FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE 
P.O. Box 530105 
1 222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803 
Telephone: (800) 344-6277 
Facsimile: (407) 648-6029 
email: nass-fl@nass.usda.gov 
http://www.nass.usda.gov/fl 



Cooperating with 



U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Agricultural Marketing Service 
and 

National Agricultural Statistics Service 
ACKNOWLEDGMENT 



The acreage, production, and value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA 
estimates prepared by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Extended commodity coverage and 
county and area detail were made possible through the participation of the Department of Food and 
Resource Economics, University of Florida, in the estimating program. The Bureau of State Farmers' 
Markets, Florida Department of Agriculture, and the County Extension Agents of the Cooperative 
Extension Service were also very helpful in supplying area and county information. Shipment statistics 
were provided by the Market News Section of the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA 
Agricultural Marketing Service. 

Growers, shippers, and processors volunteered most of the basic data used in developing these 
statistics. The public spirited cooperation of these individuals and groups is appreciated. The Florida 
Tomato Committee has provided valuable assistance and data throughout the season. Sales agencies 
and transportation firms provided additional data. The Florida Strawberry Growers Association provided 
the picture for the cover and the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association provided the cover design. 

Field personnel, A.J. Wilson, Parrish; E.J. Hutchins, Deerfield Beach; Charles Robertson, 
Homestead; Carl Ouzts, Orlando; and Robert McClelland, Immokalee, collected much of the basic 
acreage and production data in this bulletin. This report was assembled by Wade Adams, Shirley 
Zonner, and Bernie Albrecht of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, and Phil Montgomery, of the 
Market News Section. The authors also wish to thank Marcelo Diaz, Kitty Hildreth, Pat Quittence, Iris 
Solis, and others of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service who assisted in compiling and preparing 
this report. 

Published June 1999 




PRINCIPAL VEGETABLES 
BY 

PRODUCING AREAS 

1 . WEST 

A. Holmes-Jackson-Washingion counties - Butter beans, field peas, 
watermelons. 

B. Gadsden County - Pole beans, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes. 

2. NORTH 

C. Suwannee Valley - Beans, corn, cucumbers, greens, peas, 
peppers, potatoes, squash, watermelons. 

Starke-Brooker-Lake Butler - Lima beans, snap beans, blueberries, 
cucumbers, peppers, squash, strawberries. 
Hastings - Cabbage, potatoes. 

Gainssville-Alachua - Blueberries, bush beans, cucumbers, 
peppers, potatoes, squash. 

Island Grove-Hawthorne - Blueberries, cucumbers, peppers, sweet 
corn, squash, watermelons. 

3. NORTH CENTRAL 
H. Oxford-Pedro - Tomatoes, watermelons. 

i. Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood - Cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, 
cucumbers, escarole, greens, lettuce, peppers, radishes, spinach. 
J. Webster - Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers. 

4. WEST CENTRAL 
K. Lake Placid - Celery. 

Plant City-Balm - Blueberries, bush and pole beans, lima beans, 
cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, greens, squash, 
strawberries, cherry tomatoes, watermelons. 
M. Palmetto-P.uskin - Cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, strawberries, 

tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, watermelons. 
N. Sarasota - Cabbage, celery, cucumbers, sweet corn, escarole. 
lettuce, radishes. 

0. Wauchula - Blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, 
watermelons. 

5. EAST CENTRAL 

P. Ft. Pierce - Tom.atoes, watermelons. 

6. SOUTHWEST 

Q. Snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet and hot 
peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum 
tomatoes, watermelons. 

7. EVERGLADES 

R. Bush beans, cabbage, celery, Chinese cabbage, sweet corn, 
escarole, greens, lettuce, potatoes, radishes. 

8. SOUTHEAST 

S. Martin County - Cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons. 
T. Pompano - Bush beans, lima beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, 

eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, squash, tomatoes, cherry 

tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 
U. Homestead - Bush and pole beans, cabbage, sweet corn, eggplant, 

ckra, pickles, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, cherry 

tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 



Commercial Vegetables 
Watermelons 



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Usual dates for planting and harvesting vegetables, 
melons, potatoes, and strawberries 



Crop 


Planting 


Usual Harvest Dates 


Dates " 


Begins 


Most active 


Ends 


Snap Beans ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 - May 1 


June 1 5 


Blueberries 




Apr 15 


May 1 - May 25 


June 10 


Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Mar 1 5 


Oct 25 


Jan 1 - Apr 1 5 


Jun 1 5 


Carrots 


Aug 15 - Feb 15 


Nov 1 


Dec 15 - May 25 


June 10 


Cantaloupes 


Jan 1 5 - Mar 1 5 


Mar 10 


May 15 - Jun 20 


Jul 10 


Cauliflower 


Sep 1 5 - Jan 1 


Dec 15 


Jan 1 - Mar 1 5 


Apr 15 


Celery 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 5 


Oct 25 


Dec 1 5 - Jun 1 


Jul 10 


Chinese Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - May 1 5 


Jun 1 


Sweet corn 


Jul ZD - May 1 U 


Sep 25 


Nov 1 5 - Jun 1 5 


Jun 1 5 


Cucumbers 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 - Dec 1 5 
Apr 20 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Eggplant 


Jul15 - Apr 1 


Oct 1 


Nov 15 - Jul 1 


Aug 1 


Escarole and Endive 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Lettuce and Romaine 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Dec 1 - May 1 


Jun 1 


Parsley 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Green Peppers 


Aug 1 - Mar 1 5 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - Jun 1 5 


Jul 1 


Potatoes 


Sep 1 5 - Mar 1 


Dec 26 


Feb 1 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Radishes 


Sep 1 - May 15 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 5 - May 1 


Jun 1 5 


Spinach (Proc.) 


Nov 1 - Jan 1 


Jan 15 


Feb 1 - Mar 1 


Mar 15 


Squash ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Sep 1 


Nov 1 5 - May 1 5 


Jul 1 


Strawberries 


Oct 1 - Nov 15 


Dec 15 


Feb 1 - Apr 1 


May 15 


Tomatoes 


Jul 25 - Mar 15 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 5 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Watermelons 


Dec 1 5 - Apr 1 


Apr 1 


May 1 - Jul 1 


Jul 15 



^' Usual date direct seeded or transplanted. ^' Includes Pole Beans. ^' A small acreage of summer squash is 
marketed locally during July and August. 



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CONTENTS 



ITEM 



PAGE 



Definitions and Explanations 1 

Narrative Summary of 1 997-98 Crop Year 2 

Narrative Summaries of Individual Crops, 1997-98 Crop Year 4-1 1 

Summary of Acreage, Production, and Value by Crops, 

1996-97 and 1997-98 Crop Years 12 

Summary of Harvested Acreage and Value, 

1983-84 through 1997-98 13 

Confidentiality of Collected Data and Release Distribution Policy 63 

Major Florida Vegetables, Shares of Total Production Value 64 



Individual Crop Data 



Narrative 
Summary 



Acreage, 
Production 
and Value 



Shipments 



Unloads 



Snap Beans 


4 


1 A 

1 4 


A O 

4o 


bo 


Blueberries 


A 

4 








Cabbage 


4 


16 


48 


56 


Cantaloupes 


11 






56 


Carrots 


4 


18 


49 


56 


Cauliflower 


11 






57 


Celery 


11 




49 


57 


Chinese Cabbage 


11 




49 


57 


Sweet Corn 


5 


20 


50 


57 


Cucumbers 


6 


23 


50 


58 


Eggplant 


6 


26 


50 


58 


Escarole-Endive 


7 


28 


51 


58 


Greens 


11 






58 


Lenuce 






51 


59 


Okra 


11 




51 


59 


Dry Onions 


11 






62 


Parsley 


11 




52 




Peas 


11 








Bell Peppers 


7 


30 


52 


60 


Potatoes 


8 


33 


52 


60 


Radishes 


8 


35 


53 


61 


Spinach 








61 


Squash 


9 


36 


53 


61 


Strawberries 


9 


39 


54 


61 


Tomatoes 


9 


41 


54 


62 


Cherry Tomatoes 






54 


62 


Watermelons 


10 


46 


55 


62 


Other Crops 


11 




55 




Summary of Shipments by Crops, 










by Months, 1 997-98 






48 





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DEFIIMITIOIMS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS-State level estimates for most 
crops are estimated on a six month seasonal basis. 
These statistics are published in January. The periods 
are for the crop year July through December and 
January through June. The two six month periods were 
combined in this publication into a crop year total for all 
crops. Production sold or utilized is shown by months. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has 
been planted for harvest during the crop year. Acreage 
lost and replanted to the same crop in time for harvest 
in the same quarter is counted only once. Acreage 
harvested and planted again to the same crop is coun- 
ted twice. 

HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage partially or 
completely harvested. Acreage lost before or at matur- 
ity through natural or economic causes is not included 
in the acreage for harvest. 

YIELD is the average production per harvested acre 
of merchantable quality harvested and sold or utilized 
for human consumption. 

PRODUCTION is the quantity actually harvested 
and sold or utilized for human consumption. 

UNIT VALUE for fresh market sales is the equivalent 
price received, f.o.b. shipping point basis and encom- 
passes all grades and sizes marketed or utilized. Includ- 
ed are packing charges, selling charges, precooling, top 
ice, or other costs which contribute to the value of the 
product at shipping point. The value per unit for quanti- 
ties sold to processors is the average value paid for 
usable quantities, on a "delivered to plant door" basis. 
This value includes transportation and other normal 
costs incident to delivery at plant door. 

TOTAL VALUE is the equivalent value of production 
sold or utilized based on the unit value. Cullage and 
other 



quantities not sold or utilized because of natural or eco- 
nomic factors are excluded. 

OTHER COUNTIES include harvested acreage for all 
counties for which either published data would result in 
the disclosure of individual operations or acreage totals 
for specific commodities are of minor importance in the 
State. 

All shipments and unloads, rail , truck , air , and 
boat, are recorded nationally in 10,000 pound units 
each day. Annual releases are in 1,000 cwt. In this 
publication, shipments and unloads for some com- 
modities were converted to most common trading units. 
Rail and piggyback weights and conversion factors 
were determined by several Market News Service field 
offices. Mixed car (rail) loadings by stations have been 
prorated by commodities. 

Where possible, the national Market News Service 
in Washington, D. C. has established a single uniform 
weight per commodity to be used nationally in convert- 
ing to weight units for the various means of transpor- 
tation. Weights per common container used and number 
of units per rail car or truck may be obtained by writing 
Federal-State Market News, 775 Warner Lane, Orlando, 
Florida 32803. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT -The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight 
basis. For this bulletin, the official estimates for most 
vegetable crops have been converted to what is believ- 
ed to be the most commonly used containers. If chan- 
ges in container weights are necessary, all data per- 
taining to the production of the commodity in question 
are revised to maintain comparability between years. 
The table below gives the net weight used per container 
and the number of containers per hundredweight for 
Florida produce. 



Most common unit, estimated net weight, and units per hundredweight, 
Florida produce, 1997-98 crop season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. net 
weight 


No. of 
units 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 
weight 


No of 
units 






per cwt 






per cwt 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Lettuce, Iceberg 


Carton 


50 


2.000 


Blueberries 


Flat 


11 


9.090 


Lettuce, Romaine 


Carton 


40 


2.500 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Lettuce, Leaf 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Carrots 


Sack 


48 


2.083 


Okra 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Cauliflower 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Parsley 


Crate 


21 


4.762 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Bell Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3.571 


Chinese Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 




Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2.381 


Radishes 


Carton 


15 


6.667 


Cucumbers 


Bushel 1 1/9 


55 


1.818 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2.381 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3.030 


Strawberries 


Flat 


12 


8.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4.000 


Tomatoes 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Lettuce, Bibb 


Carton 


10 


10.000 


Watermelons 


Cwt 


100 




Lettuce, Boston 


Carton 


20 


5.000 











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SUMMARY OF THE 1997-98 SEASON 



The value of vegetables, watermelons, pota- 
toes, and berries produced in Florida during the 1997- 
98 season totaled $ 1 .68 billion, up 1 1 percent from the 
1996-97 value of $1.51 billion. All values of produc- 
tion increased except for cabbage, carrots, sweet corn, 
cucumbers, and radishes. 

Acreage planted to vegetables, watermelons, 
potatoes, and strawberries during the 1997-98 season 
totaled 326,500 acres, up one percent from the 
323,300 acres planted during the 1996-97 season. 
Producers showed increased 1997-98 plantings for 
snap beans, escarole, irish potatoes, squash, tomatoes, 
and strawberries. 

The total 1997-98 acreage harvested of 
31 3,250 acres increased one percent from the previous 
acreage of 309,400 acres. The areas harvested for 
snap beans, escarole, irish potatoes, squash, 
watermelons, and strawberries showed increases from 
the 1996-97 season. 

The average yield per harvested acre was higher 
for snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, and 
escarole. 

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS 

Most producers delayed planting due to the 
threat of stormy weather during July 1997. Daily 
showers continued over inland areas of the Peninsula 
during mid to late July. Feeder bands from Hurricane 
Danny brought thunderstorms to most localities July 1 8 
through 20. Rainfall from Danny ranged from two to 
eight inches with Santa Rosa County and northeastern 
localities of Escambia County affected. Official rain 
amounts for July totaled from six to about ten and a 
half inches. July temperatures averaged near normal. 
Daily afternoon showers during August delayed some 
land preparations for the laying of plastic and the 
planting of fall crops over the southern Peninsula. 

Planting started in early August along the 
southeastern coast and in the Palmetto-Ruskin region. 
Showers arriving in the late afternoon during mid- 
August around Immokalee allowed growers to begin 
planting. For the month of August, rainfall totaled from 
almost four to almost ten and a half inches, and 
temperatures averaged within a degree or two of 
normal. 



Temperatures during the first three weeks of 
September averaged mostly one to five degrees below 
normal as scattered showers brought from a trace to 
three to five inches of rain each week. During late 
September heavy rains fell over the West Central 
region, some parts of the Southwest and East Coast 
areas, and over Dade County. Unofficial reports 
showed about nine to sixteen inches of rain fell in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin area. Rivers and creeks flooded some 
adjoining agricultural land as they crested during the 
days following the rain. Drier weather over most of the 
Peninsula during the last days of September and in early 
October helped fields dry out from previous heavy 
Tains. However, Dade County received about two and 
a half inches of rain south of Homestead and about 
three and a half inches in northern parts during the 
period. Temperatures averaged near normal to above 
from late September into early October. No tropical 
storms or hurricanes threatened the State during 
August and September. 

Dry, warm conditions in most areas during 
October helped the growth and development of crops. 
Temperatures during October were mostly within a 
degree of normal until the end of the month when a 
cold front started crossing the State. October rain 
totaled from about three-fourths of an inch at West 
Palm Beach to about five and a half inches at Daytona 
Beach. The October rain totals were over three inches 
below usual at Miami and about five and a half below 
at West Palm Beach. 

Cold fronts continued to cross the State about 
every two weeks during November and December, 
bringing abundant rain to many localities with some 
fields flooded. Strong winds accompanying some of 
these storms tossed plants with wind-borne sand 
scarring some fruit. Frost brought harvesting to an end 
in most northern localities after mid-November. Rainfall 
during November totaled from about two and a half 
inches at Jacksonville to over six inches at Valparaiso. 
November temperatures averaged normal to two 
degrees below. 

December temperatures were normal during the 

first two weeks, but plunged three to six degrees below 
normal after mid-month. Heavy rains, ranging from five 
to twelve inches, fell around Palmetto-Ruskin during the 
second week of December. Late December 
temperatures fell to freezing levels in many western 
Panhandle, northern Peninsula, and some central 



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Peninsula localities. During the last full week, of Decem- 
ber rain interrupted harvesting in most central and some 
southern areas as temperatures climbed six to nine 
degrees above normal. Central parts experienced from 
two to over six inches from these storms. Temperatures 
averaged normal to one degree below for December. 
Rain for December totaled four to almost sixteen inches 
at the major stations, and ranged from near normal at 
Valparaiso to about thirteen and a half inches above 
normal at Tampa. 

Warmer, clearer weather arrived by early 
January boosting plant growth and development of 
central and southern Peninsula crops, and accelerating 
harvesting over the region. Rainy weather persisted for 
the rest of January, February, and March. Strong winds 
that accompanied storms tossed crops and blew off 
blooms with wind-borne sand scarring fruit. This wind 
damage lowered some winter and most spring yields. 
However, virtually all crops escaped significant damage 
from the sometimes deadly tornadoes spawned by 
these storms. Muddy soils delayed some planting in 
most areas and severely damaged some root crops 
around Zellwood. However, the fields in the Lake 
Okeechobee region escaped most of these heavy rains. 
January precipitation ranged from an inch at Miami to 
over eleven inches at West Palm Beach. 

February totals ranged from about four and a 
half inches at Key West to over ten inches at Tampa. 
March rain totaled from about two and three fourths 
inches at Jacksonville to six and a half inches at 
Valparaiso. Most January temperatures averaged three 
to four degrees above normal. February temperatures 
were within a degree or two of normal. 

March temperatures plunged to freezing levels 
over many western Panhandle and northern and central 
Peninsula localities during March 11 through 13 with 
average temperatures for the month mostly two to 
three degrees below normal. 

Drier, warmer weather arrived during early April 
with temperatures during the first week averaging five 
to nine degrees above normal. These warmer tempera- 
tures boosted plant growth and fruit development. 
Strong winds near mid-month affected plant growth in 
some southeastern and southern Peninsula localities 
and caused an increase in the need for irrigation. Drier 
weather during April allowed fieldwork to progress 
normally with most of the major stations recording two 
thirds inches of rain or less during April. During the last 
two weeks of April, Palmetto-Ruskin growers started 
picking squash, cherry tomatoes, and plum tomatoes. 



Producers in the Southwest also began cutting water- 
melons after mid-April as the Dade County tomato 
harvest neared the end. Storms near the end of the 
month brought the rain total for Jacksonville to almost 
five inches with one to two inches falling in some East 
Coast localities. These late April storms also brought 
hail and wind damage to some northeastern sites. 
Temperatures averaged within one degree of normal 
during April. 

Harvesting of northern vegetable acreage gained 
momentum during early May as Palmetto-Ruskin 
producers started picking round varieties of tomatoes. 
May weather consisted of warm temperatures averag- 
ing one to four degrees above normal, and scattered 
showers dropping traces of rain around Daytona Beach 
and over four inches in the Orlando area. In mid-to-late 
May, Manatee County producers took special measures 
for the harvesting of tomatoes due to a Medfly quaran- 
tine with only green tomatoes allowed to be marketed 
from quarantined fields. All southern tomato growers 
took a harvesting holiday on May 23 and 24 due to low 
market prices. Producers around Quincy started picking 
tomatoes in late May with shipping gaining momentum 
during early June. 

Temperatures soared to record highs during 
June with Jacksonville recording a weekly average daily 
high of 100 degrees; and Orlando, an average high of 
99 for June 14 through 20. Most weekly average 
temperatures for the month of June averaged four to 
five degrees above normal. Scattered showers during 
June dropped only light amounts of rain in most locali- 
ties with mainly extreme southern Peninsula areas 
receiving about three inches. Rain totals for June were 
about three to six inches below normal. Miami re- 
corded almost seven inches of rain on eleven days 
during June while Daytona Beach reported about eight 
tenths of an inch falling on three days. This lack of rain 
withered dryland crops, especially watermelons, in 
several localities. Lightning from storms ignited the very 
dry brush in some central and southern Peninsula 
localities. However, flames and smoke from these fires 
caused no significant damage to vegetables. 

Central and southern Peninsula growers wrap- 
ped up most harvesting during late June while Zell- 
wood, Quincy, and Dade County producers marketed 
sweet corn, tomatoes, and okra, respectively, through 
early July. Northern Peninsula and Panhandle producers 
cut watermelons until about mid-July. Scattered, daily 
rains started to arrive around Independence Day with 
precipitation totals during July 1 through 12 for many 
stations at or above the normal July amounts. 



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SNAP BEANS 

Growers produced 7.2 million bushels of snap 
beans for fresh market during the 1997-98 season, up 
73 percent from last season and the largest production 
since the 8.3 million bushels produced during the 1 954- 
55 season. Harvested acreage at 33,700 acres for the 
1997-98 season was an increase of 3,400 acres from 
last season. The yield of 21 5 bushels was 77 bushels 
higher than the previous season and this was the 
highest yield of record. The record high price of $1 7.66 
per bushel was $2.95 higher than 1 996-97 price. The 
value of the 1997-98 crop was a record at $127.8 
million, up 208 percent from the previous season. 

Bush beans are the most common type grown 
in the State. The southeastern area, mainly Dade and 
Palm Beach counties, continued as the major production 
area. Pole beans are grown primarily in Dade County 
with a small amount grown in some northern counties. 

Central and northern area producers began 
planting their fall crop during the late summer. Dade 
County, southwest, and southeast growers started 
planting in late August. In early October the west 
central area lost some acreage because of heavy 
rainfall. The lost acreage was replanted. Northern 
harvest was active during October and November. 
Harvest in Dade County and the southv^^est started in 
early November. East Coast and west central harvest 
was underway by mid-November. Northern harvest 
was completed in early December. West Centra! fall 
snap bean harvest was completed in late December. 
Planting of the west central and northern spring crop 
started in late February-early March. West central 
planting was finished by mid-April. The northern spring 
bean crop was killed by a freeze in mid-April. Northern 
bean planting was complete in late April. Most of the 
lost snap bean acreage was replanted. West central 
and northern harvest was underway by mid-May. The 
central bean harvest was complete by mid-June. The 
southern harvest was virtually complete by late May. 
Northern hardest was complete in July. 

BLUEBERRIES 

The acreage of blueberries harvested in 1997- 
98 was 1 ,300 acres, the same as last year. Production 
was an estimated 2,000,000 pounds, with an average 
yield per acre of 1,670 pounds. The value per pound 
was $3.12 and the total value of the crop was 
$6,240,000. Harvesting of blueberries occurs between 
mid-April and early June. The majority of the acreage 



is in northern counties of the Peninsula with significant 
production also in Hardee, Hillsborough, and Manatee 
counties, as well as in the Panhandle. Both fresh use 
and processing blueberries are produced. 

CABBAGE 

Cabbage growers in Florida produced 4.0 million 
crates and bags of cabbage during the 1 997-98 season, 
down 26 percent from the previous season. The gross 
value of sales was $26.3 million, down 33 percent from 
a year earlier. The season average price was $6.49, 
down 69 cents from the 1996-97 price. Planted 
acreage totaled 7,600 acres, the same as the previous 
year. Harvested acreage totaled 7,500 acres, the same 
as a year earlier. The average yield of 540 crates per 
acre was down 1 92 crates from the previous year. The 
Hastings area was the leading production area followed 
by the East and West Central areas. Flagler County 
was the leading county with 2,300 acres harvested. 
Manatee County was next with 1,900 acres. 

Planting was underway by m.id-September in the 
central area and by early October in the Hastings area. 
Planting was underway in Dade County by mid-October. 
Harvesting started in the west central area in late 
November. Hastings harvest was underway by mid- 
December. Dade County harvest was underway in late 
December. Rain delayed cabbage harvest a number of 
times during the winter months. Dade County harvest 
wds complete in late April. The harvest in central and 
Hastings area was complete by mid-June. 

CARROTS 

Growers produced 70,000,000 pounds of 
carrots during the 1997-98 season, down 42 percent 
from the previous season's 1 21 ,600,000 pounds. Yield 
decreased 3,500 pounds per acre from the 16,000 
pounds per acre for 1996-97 to 12,500 pounds in 
1997-98, reflecting the losses suffered due to 
e,;cessive rainfall during December through April. 
Virtually all carrots were grown in the muck area 
around Lake Apopka during the 1997-98 season. 
Planted acreage totaled 6,800 acres while harvested 
acreage totaled 5,600 acres. Planted acreage was down 
1,100 acres from the 7,900 planted for the previous 
season, while harvested acreage was down 2,000 
acres from the 1996-97 acreage of 7,600 acres dug. 
The value of carrots sold was $1 1 .3 million, down 31 
percent from the $16.5 million producers received for 
the previous season's crop. The average farm gate price 



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was 1 6.2 cents per pound, up from the 13.6 cents per 
pound averaged in 1 996-97. Prices rose from tiie 1 5.5 
cents per pound in January to 17.8 cents in March, fell 
to 14 cents in April, but rose again during May and 
June to 17.2 and 1 9.0 cents per pound, respectively. 
This compared with the 1996-97 monthly price range 
of 11.7 to 16.4 cents per pound. About thirty six 
percent of the 1997-98 crop was sold during January 
through March 1 998 compared with fifty eight percent 
sold in December, January, February, and March 
during the 1996-97 season, again reflecting the losses 
suffered due to flooding. 

Producers around Lake Apopka were planting by 
early September. Significant September rainfall caused 
virtually no lingering damage. Normal to above normal 
temperatures for most of October accelerated growth. 
Heavy rains in late October and several storms during 
November and December interrupted some fieldwork 
and caused significant losses due to flooding. Digging 
began in early December. The frequent rainfall in 
January, February, and March flooded some fields with 
a significant acreage lost. The spring crop planting and 
winter crop digging were delayed due to muddy 
conditions. Heavy culling caused below normal yields 
for some of the winter crop with digging mostly a 
salvage operation from mid-January through early 
March. The near freezing temperatures during early 
March caused no significant damage. Milder weather 
during late March and most of April helped increase 
yield and improve quality. Drier conditions during May 
allowed digging to proceed at a normal pace with 
mostly good quality available. Growers finished 
harvesting by early June. 

SWEET CORN 

Value of the 1997-98 sweet corn crop at 
$106,825,000 was the third highest of record and is 
exceeded by only the record high $128,762,000 
growers received for the 1 996-97 crop, and the 
$109,258,000 for the 1993-94 crop. Production at 
14,225,000 42-pound crates dropped one percent 
below the 1996-97 production of 14,308,000 crates. 
The Everglades region produced almost 58 percent of 
the 1997-98 production. The Central area, including 
growers in the Zellwood area, grew almost 21 percent 
of the total bushels harvested in 1997-98 with the 
spring 1998 crop being the last to be grown in the 
muck soil around Lake Apopka. The combined 
Southeast and Southwest regions produced about 15 
percent of the 1997-98 bushels picked while growers 
in northern localities grew the remaining percentage. 



Florida continues as the Nation's leader in the 
production of fresh market sweet corn. The value per 
crate averaged $7.51, $1.49 below the 1996-97 
average of $9.00 per crate. Prices during 1997-98 
ranged from the February high of $13.27 to the June 
low of $5.33. Growers planted 42,700 acres and 
harvested 41 ,300 acres during 1 997-98 compared with 
45,300 planted and 43,600 picked during the previous 
season. 

Planting of the fall crop in the Everglades, 
Zellwood, and East Coast regions was active during 
early September with producers around Lake Apopka 
finishing during late September. Weekly plantings of a 
limited acreage started during early September in the 
Southwest and continued through mid-November. 
Growers irrigated some acreage around Lake Apopka as 
conditions became dry at the end of August into early 
September. Heavy rainfall during late September caused 
some quality reduction and slowed maturation. Picking 
was active during late September in northern localities. 
Harvesting started around Zellwood during early 
October with quality poor to fair for the early picks due 
to the earlier adverse weather. Dry soils prompted 
Zellwood producers to irrigate between the early 
October storms. Winter crop seeding began after mid- 
October in Dade County. Planting of late fall and early 
winter crop acreage became active in the East Coast 
region during early October. In the Everglades, 
harvesting began during late October. Strong winds 
accompanying the late October storms blew over or 
lodged some plants around Zellwood. Planting was 
active during November in the East Coast region and in 
Dade County. Northern growers virtually finished 
harvesting by mid-November. Southwestern producers 
picked a limited acreage from about mid-November 
through late December with some acreage not picked 
due to poor quality caused by the earlier abundant 
rainfall. In early December, rain flooded some Dade 
County fields containing very young plants with most 
recovering. Zellwood producers finished fall crop 
harvesting by mid-December. Growers along the 
southeastern coast started picking after mid-December. 

Throughout January, East Coast growers 
replaced fertilizer leached by heavy rains. Dade County 
growers started picking the winter crop in early 
January. Southwestern producers started spring crop 
seeding of mainly land in rotation with sugarcane during 
late January as Everglades producers virtually 
completed harvesting of fall crop acreage that had 
maturation delayed by the abundant fall rains. Most 
picking in Dade County during early February was by 
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lodged some spring crop acreage in the East Coast, 
Everglades, and Southwest regions with virtually all 
plants making a full recovery. Some Dade County 
growers used mule trains to harvest wet fields during 
late February. Zellwood spring crop planting started 
during late February with the March storms causing 
delays due to muddy fields. Pulling of spring crop 
acreage started by early March around Lake Okeecho- 
bee. Cold temperatures near mid-March hindered kernel 
development in affected areas with balmy conditions 
during late March into early April speeding ear 
development in all regions. Southwestern growers 
finished planting about mid-April. Zellwood fields had 
older plants silking in late April. Supplies from the 
Everglades started reaching the peak level during late 
April with good supplies available throughout May. 
Southwestern producers began spring crop picking in 
late April and continued harvesting through most of 
May. Dade County growers continued harvesting for 
local sales until mid-to-late May. Picking started around 
Zellwood about mid-May with northern producers 
starting to pick about a week later. Everglades growers 
finished harvesting in early June. East Coast producers 
continued picking for the local market until late June. 
Northern and Zellwood growers continued harvesting 
through the first half of July. 

CUCUMBERS 

Fresh market cucumber production totaled 
5,099,000 bushels during 1997-98, about twelve 
percent below the 5,768,000 bushels harvested during 
the 1996-97 season. A reduced acreage harvested, 
from 10,900 to 9,600 acres, caused the drop in 
production. The value of the 1 997-98 crop dropped 1 5 
percent below the previous season, from $65.9 million 
in 1 996-97 to $55.0 million for the 1 997-98 crop. The 
price received by growers during 1997-98 averaged 
$10.99 per bushel, 43 cents below the record high of 
$1 1 .42 per bushel realized for the 1 996-97 crop. Sales 
during January, February, and March were curtailed due 
to very light supplies. Growers in central and northern 
areas produced over half of the crop with the East 
Coast region and Dade County accounting for 28 
percent of the State's production. Southwestern 
growers produced the rest. 

Planting in Palmetto-Ruskin area started during 
August, and in the East Coast region, by early 
September. Oldest plants in the Southwest area were 
showing four to five leaves by the second half of 
September. In West Central localities the heavy rains of 
late September damaged only a limited acreage. 



Growers finished fall crop planting in the Palmetto- 
Ruskin area by mid-October as picking got underway. 
Initial harvesting started in the East Coast and 
Southwest regions by late October. The supply from 
northern areas was increasing in early November with 
harvesting virtually finished by late month. Planting 
slowed during December in the Immokalee area. Cooler 
temperatures and windy conditions affected plant 
growth and development throughout January, February, 
and March. Wind breaks helped to limit the damage in 
some East Coast and Southwest localities. West 
Central producers finished picking of the fall crop in 
early January. Wet fields delayed some planting and 
harvesting in the East Coast region during the last half 
of January. Strong winds and blowing sand tore up 
most East Coast acreage not protected by wind breaks 
during early February. This bad weather also caused 
leaf burn and dehydration in those with wind 
protection. West Central growers started spring crop 
planting by mid-February. Harvesting of limited supplies 
continued around Immokalee through late February with 
spring crop planting active from late January through 
most of March. During late February, East Coast 
producers replanted some acreage damaged by the 
earlier strong winds as harvesting of modest supplies 
continued. The March storms caused improper fruit 
development in some East Coast fields and tore up 
some young plants in West Central localities. Strong 
breezes during late March tossed vines and dried soils 
with growers irrigating as needed along the 
southeastern coast. Warmer temperatures during April 
helped some storm damaged plants to recover in all 
regions. Southwestern growers started spring crop 
harvesting by early April. Growers around Palmetto- 
Ruskin began spring crop picking about mid-April. East 
Coast growers continued planting and harvesting during 
April. Northern growers had harvesting underway by 
mid-May. Some producers made only two picks during 
mid-to-late May due to a low market. Southwestern, 
East Coast, and Palmetto-Ruskin growers finished 
harvesting by early June. Northern producers 
continued harvesting of light supplies through late June 
with most finishing in early July. 

EGGPLANT 

Eggplant production during the 1 997-98 season 
totaled 1,700,000 bushels. This was up slightly from 
the 1996-97 season. Yield averaged 773 bushels per 
acre, 66 bushels more than the previous season's yield. 
Acres harvested totaled 2,200 compared to 2,400 
acres harvested the previous season. The value of 
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the 1 996-97 value of $ 1 4,629,000. The price growers 
received for the 1997-98 crop averaged $9.32 per 
bushel, $0.69 per bushel higher than the previous price 
of $8.63. Most of the eggplant production continues 
to come from the Southeast area of the State. 

Planting started in East Coast areas in August, 
blooming followed in mid-September with the oldest 
acreage setting fruit in late September. Harvest began 
near mid-October with initial cuts yielding mostly fancy, 
with a light amount of choice grades available. Cooling 
weather in November slowed growth and development. 
However, weather and growing conditions were mostly 
favorable for eggplant throughout the season. Yields, 
color, and quality were good for the season. Harvest 
finished in late June. 



ESCAROLE-ENDIVE 

Escarole and endive production during the 
1997-98 season at 1,428,000 crates increased 23 
percent from the 1,164,000 crates produced the 
previous year. Yield averaged a record-high 816 crates 
per acre, twelve percent or 88 crates higher than the 
previous record yield of 728 crates during the 1 996-97 
season. Acreage harvested at 1 ,750 acres exceeded the 
record low acreage of 1 ,600 acres harvested during the 
previous season and during the 1994-95 season. 
However, the 1997-98 acreage harvested is the third 
lowest. The average price growers received at $8.29 
per crate is the second highest of record, and is 
exceeded by only the $1 0.1 per crate averaged during 
thel 994-95 season. The 1997-98 price rose $2.32 
above the $5.97 received during the previous season. 
The value of the 1 997-98 crop totaled $1 1 ,841 ,000, 
up 70 percent or $4,895,000 from the $6,946,000 
growers received during the 1996-97 season. Monthly 
prices ranged from $5.95 per 25-pound crate in March 
to $1 1 .58 in January. Marketings peaked in April with 
over 23 percent of the crop sold. 

Light planting started in both the Zell wood and 
Everglades regions during early September. Normal to 
above normal temperatures for most of October 
accelerated growth. Harvesting started during late 
October in the Zellwood area and during early 
November around Lake Okeechobee. Significant storms 
during late October and all of November and December 
interrupted some fieldwork with quality reduced for a 
small portion of production. The heavy rainfall from 
these storms severely damaged some fall crop acreage 
in the Zellwood area. Wind and low temperatures during 
early January caused some leaf burn in both the 



Everglades and Central regions. Strong winds and 
heavy rain from the early February storms caused only 
light leaf burn and blew some dirt on leaves with no 
significant damage occurring. Clearer weather during 
late February improved crop condition. Rains during 
March interrupted some harvesting while the cold 
temperatures near mid-month reduced the quality of 
some Zellwood acreage. Harvesting increased during 
April as clearer, warmer weather helped increase 
supplies and improve quality. Hot temperatures brought 
harvesting to an end in mid-to-late May. 

BELL PEPPERS 

Producers received a record-high average of 
$ 1 3.63 per bushel for the 1 997-98 crop, $3.72 above 
the $9.91 per bushel obtained for the 1996-97 crop. 
This compares with the previous record-high price of 
$1 2.09 per bushel attained during the 1 990-91 season. 
The value of the 1997-98 crop totaled a record-high 
$272,436,000, 24 percent above the 1 996-97 value of 
$219,508,000. The total value of the 1997-98 crop 
compares with the previous record of $219,838,000 
received for the 1993-94 crop. Prices stayed above 
eleven dollars per bushel for all months except June. 
The 1997-98 production totaled almost 20 million 
bushels, ten percent below the previous season's 
production of 22 million bushels. Yield decreased to 
1,063 bushels per acre, 56 bushels or five percent 
below the 1996-97 season's 1,119 bushels per acre 
harvested. This yield drop reflects the quality reductions 
caused by the excessive rains during late 1997 and 
early 1 998. The Southwest and Southeast regions each 
accounted for 37 percent of the total bushels 
harvested, followed by the Central region with almost 
23 percerit. The western Panhandle and northern 
Peninsula counties accounted for the rest. Acreage 
picked during the 1997-98 season totaled 18,800 
acres, five percent or 1,000 acres below the 19,800 
acres harvested during the 1996-97 season. 

Pepper planting began in the East Coast region 
during the last half of July with producers in the 
Southwest and Palmetto-Ruskin areas starting by mid- 
to-late August. Drier than normal weather through 
most of September kept planting on schedule with 
some growers able to plant acreage in September that 
they usually do not plant until October. Fruit began to 
set about mid-September in the oldest fields along the 
southeastern coast, and by late September in 
southwestern and West Central localities. Hot 
temperatures during late September increased bloom 
drop in some southwestern fields. Heavy rainfall in the 



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West Central region during late September caused some 
yield and quality loss. Although rainfall during late 
October and storms in November and December 
interrupted some southern Peninsula fieldwork, the crop 
sustained no significant damage. Planting continued 
during October, November, and December in the 
Southeast and Southwest. Picking of the fall crop 
acreage began in the East Coast region about mid- 
October while West Central and southwestern localities 
started harvesting during late October and early 
November. Some fieldwork slowed in central areas 
when significant rains accompanied by strong winds 
crossed the region during early December. Storms 
during January, February, and most of March blew 
blooms and foliage off plants which lowered yield 
prospects for the spring crop in most regions. The loss 
of foliage left some fruit in the East Coast area exposed 
to the sun and susceptible to scalding. West Central 
growers ended fall crop picking by early January and 
started spring crop planting during the last two weeks 
of the month. Southwestern producers finished planting 
by about mid-February. Growers replanted some 
acreage in West Central localities due to damage from 
February and March storms and from the cold 
temperatures that arrived just before mid-March. 
Transplanting neared the end during early March in 
Sumter County with the light frost causing virtually no 
damage. Planting around Palmetto-Ruskin was 
completed by about mid-March. Some older plants 
showed new foliage growth and were blooming again 
by the last half of March in the East Coast region with 
some acreage affected by the earlier adverse weather 
containing plants with one or two leaves and at least 
one good sized pepper. However, the sun scalded fruit 
on plants that lost foliage to the earlier strong winds in 
all regions. The West Central crop was in fair to poor 
condition by late March because of the earlier bad 
weather. Spring crop planting ended in the East Coast 
region by late March as strong breezes and wind-borne 
sand stressed plants. Warmer temperatures during 
early April helped crops recover in the West Central 
area with condition of acreage protected by wind 
breaks rated good by mid-April. However, open acreage 
remained in fair to poor condition. The drier, warmer 
weather during early April boosted plant growth and 
fruit development in northern fields. Picking started 
around Palmetto-Ruskin about mid-April with some fruit 
scarred by early wind-borne sand not meeting grade. 
Condition of the oldest East Coast acreage declined by 
late April due to dry weather and numerous picks. 
Sumter County producers were irrigating by late April 
and early May with harvesting active by the end of 
May. Southwestern and southeastern growers finished 
picking by early to mid-June. The hot temperatures 



throughout June and July blistered some exposed fruit 
in northern and West Central areas. A low market 
during the last part of June caused some northern and 
West Central producers to delay picking with virtually 
all producers finishing harvest in early July. 

POTATOES 

Florida potato production during 1 998, including 
both winter and spring, totaled 8.8 million cwt. This 
was 3 percent less than the 1997 crop. A total of 
44,300 acres was planted for harvest in 1998, up 2 
percent from the previous year. Out of this total, 
42,500 acres were dug, up 1 percent from 1997. The 
value of the total crop was placed at $1 28.3 million, up 
1 7 percent from last year. The price received for all 
potatoes averaged $14.70 per cwt compared with 
$12.20 in 1997. The yield for all potatoes was 207 
cwt per acre, down 7 cwt from the previous year. 

The first potatoes were planted in the 
Southwest area in early October. In Dade County 
potato planting got underway in early November. 
Heavy rains in December caused field flooding problems 
in Dade County. Some of the flooded fields had to be 
replanted. Planting ended in both the Southwest and 
Dade County in January. West Central planting started 
in late November and was completed in early February. 
Growers in the Hastings area started planting in late 
December. Wet fields delayed planting in both the 
Hastings and West Central areas. Hastings potato 
planting was complete by late March. Wet fields were 
a problem in all potato areas from December 1997 
through March 1 998. Harvest started in the Southwest 
in early February and was completed in early May. 
Dade County harvest started in late February and was 
complete by mid-May. Hastings potato harvest started 
in late April and was complete in late June. 

The "red-skinned" varieties are the dominant 
potatoes grown for winter harvest in south Florida. 
Most of the winter crop is sold for table stock. In 
Hastings and the other spring areas, the "white-skin- 
ned" varieties dominate. Most of the Hastings 
production goes to processing to produce potato chips. 

RADISHES 

Production of radishes in Florida totaled 3.3 
million cartons in 1997-98, down 13 percent from the 
previous season. (A carton of radishes is 15 pounds.) 
The area for harvest was 11,200 acres, down 100 



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acres from the 1997-98 season. This is the lowest 
acreage on record. The downward trend in acreage 
started in the 1993-94 season. The yield was 299 
cartons per acre, down 41 cartons from last season. 
The average season value per carton was $5.62, up 67 
cents from the 1997-98 season. The value of annual 
production was $1 8.8 million, down 1 percent from the 
previous season. 

Radish seeding for the 1 997-98 crop was 
underway in September in both the Zellwood and Ever- 
glades areas. Harvest started in the Zellwood area 
before mid-October and in the Everglades area after 
mid-October. Planting and harvesting was delayed at 
times during January, February, and March due to 
rains. Harvesting in the Everglades area was complete 
by mid-May and in Zellwood by June 1 . 

SQUASH 

The harvested area of squash in the 1997-98 
season was 12,500 acres, up 15 percent from the 
previous season. Production was 3.2 million bushels, 
up 3 percent from last season. (A bushel of squash 
equals 42 pounds.) The yield was 255 bushels per 
acre, down 30 bushels from the 1996-97 season. 
Shipments to out-of-State markets had two peaks, a fall 
peak in November and a spring peak period in early 
May. The average price for the season was $17.10 per 
bushel, up $5.44 from last season. The total value of 
the crop was $54.5 million, up 50 percent from the 
1996-97 season. 

Florida produces acorn, butternut, yellow 
crookneck, yellow straightneck, white, and zucchini 
squash. The Southeast region accounted for 64 percent 
of the State's production, with the Southwest 
producing 17 percent of State's total. 

Planting of the southwest and East Coast and 
west central fall crop was started in August. Dade 
planting was active by mid-September. Harvesting in 
the north was active during September. East Coast 
harvesting started in late September. West Central and 
Southwest fall harvest was virtually complete by mid- 
December. Planting of the spring West Central crop 
was complete by mid-April and harvest of the West 
Central spring crop started in late April. Harvesting 
was completed in the southern areas by late May and 
in the North by late June. 

STRAWBERRIES 



Production of strawberries reached 1 3,433,000 
flats in the 1997-98 season, down from the 
14,742,000 flats in the 1996-97 season. Area 
harvested was 6,200 acres, up from 6,100 acres the 
previous year. Yield was 2,167 flats per acre, down 
from the 2,417 flats last year. (A flat of strawberries 
equals 12 pounds.) The value of the 1997-98 
strawberry crop was $161,200,000 up 10 percent 
from the 1996-97 crop. The price per flat at $12.00 
was up from the 1 996-97 price of $9.91 per flat. 

The major production area continues to be in 
Hillsborough County, centered in the Plant City-Dover 
area. A significant amount of U-Pic acreage is grown 
in the Dade County and the East Coast area. Planting 
began in late September and was completed by the 
beginning of November. Major varieties include Oso 
Grande, Selva, and Sweet Charlie. Harvesting started 
in late November, peaked in March, and continued into 
April. 

TOMATOES 

The value of the 1 997-98 fresh market tomato 
crop totaled $473.3 million, up almost $30.9 million or 
seven percent from the 1996-97 value of $442.4 
million. Although acreage harvested at 40,400 acres 
increased by 3, 1 00 acres from the 37,300 acres picked 
the previous season, yield per acre fell by 1 02 cartons, 
from 1,468 cartons per acre for the 1996-97 crop to 
1 ,366 cartons during 1 997-98. The estimated acreage 
includes round and plum or pear-shaped varieties and U- 
Pic acres. The value per carton at $8.57, f. o. b. basis, 
was 49 cents higher than the $8.08 per carton growers 
received for the 1996-97 crop. Average prices during 
1997-98 ranged from a high of $11.24 per carton in 
November to a low of $6.60 per carton in January. 
During the 1996-97 season the monthly prices ranged 
from a low of $6.23 per carton in April to a high of 
$14.35 in March. 

Producers in Gadsden County laid most plastic 
for fall plantings by mid-July. Many southern Peninsula 
growers delayed field preparations and the of laying 
plastic until the threat of bad weather from Hurricane 
Danny passed. Transplanting finally got underway 
during late July in the Quincy area with most of the 
plastic escaping damage from strong winds as 
Hurricane Danny stayed to the west. Frequent 
afternoon showers delayed ground preparations during 
most of August. Southwestern, Palmetto-Ruskin, and 
East Coast producers started planting in mid-to-late 
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in the Quincy area during August, but cooler nighttime 
temperatures during September aided fruit setting with 
the crop in excellent condition by late month. Picking 
started during late September in the Quincy area. 
Mostly cooler temperatures during late October and all 
of November and December aided the setting of fruit 
but slowed fruit sizing in most southern Peninsula 
fields. Southwestern, Palmetto-Ruskin, and East Coast 
growers started picking during the last half of October. 
Storms during late October and the first half of 
November scarred some fruit in the southwestern and 
west central regions and slowed harvesting around 
Quincy and in the Palmetto-Ruskin area. Heavy rainfall 
from these storms reduced the effectiveness of 
pesticides with producers actively spraying during 
clearer weather. Frost around Quincy after mid- 
November brought harvesting to an end. Rainfall during 
late November and the first half of December delayed 
some harvesting and reduced the quality for a limited 
volume of future pickings. Dade County growers began 
harvesting a small volume from the winter acreage by 
early December. Wet fields around mid-December 
delayed land preparations for spring crop transplanting 
in the Palmetto-Ruskin area. The volume harvested in 
the Southwest region reached the peak level for fall 
marketings in late December. East Coast growers were 
making first through fourth picks in late December with 
a steady volume available. Palmetto-Ruskin producers 
harvested most of the fall crop by the end of December. 
Storms during January, February, and March blew 
blooms off plants and scarred fruit which caused 
higher fruit grade out and reduced the number of picks 
made for the winter and spring crops resulting in lower 
yields. Producers in the Palmetto-Ruskin region began 
spring crop transplanting in early January as Dade 
County growers finished planting. Growers in Gadsden 
County began spring crop transplanting during early 
March. Cold weather near mid-March severely damaged 
some plants in the Palmetto-Ruskin and Quincy areas. 
Only a small acreage in both regions was lost to this 
cold weather and replanted. Most growers in the west 
central area made spot resets to replace damaged 
plants. The dry weather from late March through most 
of June had no significant effect on tomatoes since 
virtually all acreage is irrigated. However, the hot 
temperatures during the spring accelerated fruit 
maturation in most areas. Strong breezes slowed fruit 
set and sizing and caused uneven fruit maturation in 
some older fields along the southeastern coast and in 
Dade County during late March. Palmetto-Ruskin 
growers finished scheduled spring crop transplanting in 
late March but continued to reset plants during early 
April that were damaged by the March storms and cold 
weather. A Medfly quarantine began on May 24 which 



affected a small acreage in the Palmetto-Ruskin region 
with only green tomatoes allowed to be marketed from 
designated fields. Packers in the area also were required 
to screen openings in the packing line. Producers in the 
Quincy area finished spring crop planting in early April. 
Growers in Dade County sprayed liquid fertilizer to 
boost crop growth and irrigated as needed during early 
April. Oldest fields in the west central area contained 
fruit of half dollar size and smaller by early April. 
Producers in the Immokalee area made only two picks 
from older acreage around mid-April. By mid-April 
oldest plants in the Quincy area reached the first string 
stage of growth and the second string stage of growth 
by the end of April. East Coast growers delayed some 
third picks during late April so that fruit could gain size. 
Picking in the Palmetto-Ruskin region began during early 
May as producers in the Southwest and Dade County 
finished. Harvesting started in the Quincy area by early 
June. East Coast, Palmetto-Ruskin, and Gadsden 
County growers continued picking through early July. 

WATERMELONS 

Production during the 1997-98 season totaled 
7.2 million cwt, down 4 percent from the 7.5 million 
cwt produced last year. Harvested acreage totaled 
32,000 acres, up 7 percent from the previous season. 
The average yield was 225 cwt per acre, down 25 cwt 
from the 1996-97 season. Value of production was 
$60.1 million, up 10 percent from last season. 
Growers received $8.35 per cwt, up $1.05 from the 
previous season. 

Southern counties accounted for 42 percent of 
the production and 30 percent of the harvested 
acreage. Manatee County has the largest harvested 
acreage per county in the central area and the State 
with 9 percent of the State's harvested acreage. 
Hendry County has the largest acreage in the south and 
is number two in the State with more than 8 percent of 
the State's harvested acreage. Levy County was the 
largest county in the northern area and is third in the 
State with more than 9 percent of State's harvested 
acreage. 

A small acreage of watermelons for harvest 
during the fall is grown in southern localities and in 
scattered areas of north and central Florida. These 
melons are harvested in October, November, and 
December depending on weather conditions. This 
acreage and production is included in the spring crop. 

Fall crop plantings began during the summer of 



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1997 around Palmetto-Ruskin and in scattered areas of 
north and central Florida. The fall harvest was 
underway in the north in early October and started in 
the Palmetto-Ruskin and central areas in mid-October. 
Fall watermelon harvest ended in late December. 
Planting of the spring crop started in the southwest in 
mid-January and was complete by early April. Planting 
in the Palmetto-Ruskin area got underway in late 
January. Sumter County planting got underway in mid- 
February. Planting in north Florida started in early 
March. 

Harvesting of the spring crop started in the 
southwest in late April. Harvesting started in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin and the central areas in mid-May. 
Harvest in the Panhandle and the northern Peninsula 
started in late May - early June. Harvesting in the 
southwest and central areas was mostly complete by 
mid-June. Harvesting in the Panhandle and northern 
Peninsula was completed in July. 

OTHER CROPS 

Cantaloupes are grown in Florida primarily in the 
spring and summer in the Southwest and North Central 
areas. Some cantaloupes also are grown during the fall 
months in the Southwest and West Central areas. The 
peak harvest period is normally May and June. Much 
of the production is sold through roadside stands and 
local markets. 

Cauliflower is grown in the North Central and 
West Central areas. Supplies are available from late 
November through early May. 

Celery production is located mainly in the 
Everglades. Transplanting usually starts by early 
September and harvest runs from November through 
June. Due to the limited number of producers growing 
celery, the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service has 
discontinued publishing acreage, yield, and price 
statistics. 

Tropical vegetable production is centered in 
Dade County. The most common tropical vegetables 
followed by the scientific name in italics and other 
names in parentheses are: boniato-ZpoAnea batata 
(sweet potato); calabaza-Cucurbita (pumpkin); malanga- 
Xanthosoma caracu or (dasheen, yautia); and cassava- 



Manihot esculenta (crantz, yucca, tapioca). Boniato, 
calabaza, and malanga constitute the bulk of produc- 
tion. Peak production of malanga occurs in February 
through April. Efforts are being made to provide more 
even supplies throughout the year. Miami and the 
Tampa Bay areas are important points of consumption 
for the Florida production. The supplies shipped out of 
State are primarily for the New York City and 
Philadelphia areas. 

Collard, turnip, mustard, and other greens are 

grown throughout the State and centered around large 
population areas and in the muck soils of the Ever- 
glades. Supplies are available for local consumption 
throughout the year. 

Okra is grown in many areas of the State. 
Dade County produces okra for local use as well as for 
shipments to other States. Peak production is in May 
and June with a good supply in October and November. 

Green onions and leeks are produced in the 
North Central and West Central areas. Supplies are 
marketed primarily at roadside stands and markets for 
local use, but there are several large producers who 
ship to other States. 

Most of the dry onions are produced in southern 
and west central areas of the State. 

Parsley is available in both the curly and plain 
types. The bulk of the commercial volume shipped to 
other States is produced in the Everglades. Light 
supplies sold for local use are available from Sarasota, 
Lake Placid, and other areas. 

Southern peas are grown primarily in the West, 
North, West Central, and Everglades areas of Florida. 
Dade County also produces a considerable amount of 
southern peas. Light supplies are generally available 
from September through December. Heavy movement 
is spread out from November through May. A high 
percentage of the crop is utilized for processing, though 
a part of the crop is sold through local markets for fresh 
use. 

Chinese Cabbage is grown primarily on the 
mucklands in the Everglades area. Harvest began in 
October and continued through early June. 



11 



VEGETABLES. WATERMELONS, POTATOES. AND BERRIES 

Acreage, yield, production and value, Florida, crop years 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Crop 


Planted acreage 


Harvested acreage 


Yield per acre 


1 996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1 997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




Cwt 


V/pfiPt^hlp^ ' 














0[id|J Ucdilb 


32,900 






33,700 


f 1 




t o k\ 
V^dUUdy 


7,600 


7 Rnn 


1 1 uuu 


7,500 


^^7 


7r\ 


odi ru Lb 


7,900 






5,600 


1 ftr> 
1 ou 




oweci corn 


45,300 






41,300 


1 OC) 


1 /I 


I 1 1 1 tir\ Wore 


1 1,200 


9,800 


10,900 


9,600 


291 


292 


cggpiani 


2,400 


2,200 


2,400 


2,200 


233 


255 


cscaroie 


1,700 


1,800 


1,600 


1,750 


182 


204 


Deii peppers 


20,300 


19,000 


19,800 


18,800 


313 


298 


Radishes 


13,500 


1 T nnn 


1 1 '^no 


1 1,200 


O 1 




Squash 


1 1,400 


1 3 000 


1 QOO 


12,500 




1 07 
1 VJ / 


Tomatoes 


37,500 


40 400 


37 300 


40,400 


O vJ / 




Total 


191,700 


191,800 


183,200 


184,550 






VJlllcl VcycldUICo 


49,000 


49,000 


48,000 


48,000 


1 60 


1 60 


Watermelons 


33,000 


35,000 


30,000 


32,000 


250 


225 


Potatoes 


43,500 


44,300 


42,100 


42,500 


213 


206 


^tr;^ whprrtP^ 

OLlavVL^d 1 ICO 


6.100 


6,200 


6,100 


6,200 


290 


260 


Blueberries 






1,200 


1,200 


17 


17 


Total, all crops 


323,300 


326,300 


310,600 


314,450 






Crop 


Production 


Value per cwt 


Total value 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 




1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars per cwt 


1,000 dollars 


VeycTaDicS. 














Ondp Dcdilo 


1,253 


2,170 


49.00 


58.90 


61,41 1 


127,780 


3 r\ o o Q 

L^dUUdy c 


2,749 


2,024 


14.40 


13.00 


39,479 


26,270 


^dl 1 O lo 


1,216 


700 


13.60 


16.20 


16,538 


1 1,340 


owtJct C/Orii 


6,009 


5,975 


21.40 


17.90 


128,762 


106,825 




3,172 


2,804 


20.80 


20.00 


65,899 


56,029 


tggpiani 


560 


561 


26.10 


28.20 


14,629 


15,842 




291 


357 


23.90 


33.20 


6,946 


1 1,841 


Roll ncanncirc 
ocll pcppcio 


6,201 


5,596 


35.40 


48.70 


219,508 


272,436 


Radishes 


576 


502 


33.00 


37.50 


19,018 


18,816 


Squash 


1,305 


1,339 


27.80 


40.70 


36,228 


54,515 


Tomatoes 


13,688 


13,801 


32.30 


34.30 


442,410 


473,307 


Total 


37,020 


35,829 






1,050,828 


1,175,001 


utner vegeiaDies 


7,680 


7,680 


19.10 


19.50 


146,688 


149,760 


Watermelons 


7,500 


7,200 


7.30 


8.40 


54,750 


60,120 


Potatoes ^' 


8,977 


8,752 


12.20 


14.70 


109,771 


128,329 


Strawberries 


1,769 


1,612 


82.60 


100.00 


146,1 19 


161,200 


Blueberries 


20 


20 


252.00 


312.00 


5,040 


6,240 


Total, all crops 


62,966 


61,093 






1,513,196 


1,680,650 



^' Fresh and processing. ^' Other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^' Production sold. 



12 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES. AND BERRIES: 

Harvested acreage, Florida, crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



year 


Harvested acreage 


Vegetables ^' 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries 


Total 








Acres 






1 983-84 


31 7,390 


60,000 


33,600 


5,1 00 


41 6,090 


1984-85 


320,780 


54,000 


35,100 


5,300 


415,180 


1985-86 


312,300 


47,550 


32,600 


4,900 


397,350 


1 986-87 


309,625 


46,100 


35,700 


4,900 


396,325 


1 987-88 


313,800 


49,800 


36,100 


5,000 


404,700 


1 988-89 


306,750 


50,000 


42,600 


5,300 


404,650 


1989-90 


272,380 


45,000 


44,700 


5,300 


367,380 


1990-91 


272,410 


36,000 


43,000 


5,500 


356,910 


1 991-92 


289,655 


45,000 


40,100 


5,900 


380,655 


1 992-93 


285,818 


37,000 


41,900 


6,800 


371,518 


1 993-94 


283,029 


37,000 


46,400 


7,100 


373,529 


1 994-95 


274,900 


33,000 


42,900 


7,300 


358,100 


1995-96 


265,500 


34,000 


44,300 


7,300 


351,100 


1996-97 


231,200 


30,000 


42,100 


7,300 


310,600 


1997-98 


232,550 


32,000 


42,500 


7,400 


314,450 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES: 

Value of production, Florida, crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Value of production 


Vegetables ^' 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^' 


Total 








1,000 dollars 






1983-84 


887,505 


62,124 


70,188 


38,842 


1,058,659 


1984-85 


830,987 


53,336 


74,323 


61,268 


1,019,914 


1985-86 


980,231 


54,506 


67,315 


50,157 


1,152,209 


1986-87 


1,107,614 


69,774 


1 13,859 


67,062 


1,358,309 


1987-88 


1,147,068 


62,556 


45,966 


73,875 


1,329,465 


1988-89 


1,325,550 


45,050 


128,323 


92,188 


1,591,1 1 1 


1989-90 


1,439,317 


64,350 


139,914 


75,324 


1,718,905 


1990-91 


1,353,302 


80,767 


163,964 


84,876 


1,682,909 


1991-92 


1,526,689 


66,150 


92,359 


108,810 


1,794,008 


1992-93 


1,568,095 


66,600 


128,194 


122,613 


1,775,502 


1993-94 


1,277,218 


57,868 


1 18,655 


107,115 


1,560,856 


1994-95 


1,241,345 


62,700 


84,010 


123,658 


1,51 1,713 


1995-96 


1,212,979 


49,980 


126,165 


1 17,597 


1,506,721 


1996-97 


1,197,516 


54,750 


109,771 


151,159 


1,513,196 


1997-98 


1,324,761 


60,120 


128,329 


167,440 


1,680,650 



^' Vegetable crops include snap beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, escarole, 
lettuce, peppers, squash, tomatoes, radishes, spinach, other fresh and processing vegetables, and 
cantaloupes. ^' Berries for years 1991-98 include strawberries and blueberries. 



13 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


30-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1983-84 


46,200 


44,000 


96 


4,210 


9.22 


38,824 


1984-85 


48,200 


45,700 


87 


3,960 


8.99 


35,592 


1985-86 


39 500 


37,900 


106 


4,028 


10.23 


41,194 


1986-87 


35,100 


34,000 


127 


4,321 


1 1 .46 


49,536 


1987-88 


30,400 


29,400 


150 


4,419 


12.20 


53,897 


1988-89 


28,200 


25,900 


138 


3,568 


14.85 


52,977 


1989-90 


24,900 


19,700 


188 


3,707 


1 1 .05 


40,948 


1990-91 


21,750 


20,950 


178 


3,729 


13.54 


50,495 


1991-92 


30,900 


29,450 


192 


5,653 


12.97 


73,319 


1992-93 


28,800 


27,200 


174 


4,746 


14.85 


70,466 


1993-94 


28,700 


25,500 


174 


4,438 


12.63 


56,041 


1994-95 


34,200 


31,600 


170 


5,367 


12.07 


64,780 


1995-96 


28,500 


25,300 


195 


4,923 


16.17 


79,605 


1996-97 


32,900 


30,300 


138 


4,176 


14.71 


61,41 1 


1997-98 


35,500 


33,700 


215 


7,234 


17.66 


127,780 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
Florida, crop years 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




30-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


West 


500 


500 


500 


500 


110 


120 


55 


60 


North " 


4,700 


7,400 


4,600 


6,800 


119 


170 


548 


1,157 


West Central 


1,700 


1,600 


1,700 


1,400 


180 


280 


306 


392 


Southeast ^' 


26,000 


26,000 


23,500 


25,000 


139 


225 


3,267 


5,625 


State 


32,900 


35,500 


30,300 


33,700 


138 


215 


4,176 


7,234 


Oct - Dec 


7,500 


7,500 


7,200 


7,200 


172 


195 


1,236 


1,404 


Jan - Jul 


25,400 


28,000 


23,100 


26,500 


127 


220 


2,940 


5,830 



^' Includes North Central and East Central. ^' Includes Southwest and Everglades. 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-34 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Alachua 


900 


800 


1,800 


1,400 


2,000 


2,200 


Dade (bush) 


18,800 


15,500 


15,000 


12,400 


15,000 


16,500 


Dade (pole) 


2,000 


2,200 


2,200 


1,900 


2,000 


2,000 


Palm Beach 








2,100 


4,300 


4,000 


Other counties 


5,500 


7,000 


12,600 


7,500 


7,000 


9,000 


State 


27,200 


25,500 


31,600 


25,300 


30,300 


33,700 



14 



SNAP BEANS: Production sold, for fresh market monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 30-lb bushels 








1993-94 


21 


654 


564 


589 


628 


786 


707 


510 


1/ 


4,438 


1994-95 


21 


580 


687 


585 


596 


741 


1,529 


649 


1/ 


5,367 


1995-96 


69 


674 


790 


408 


271 


320 


1,043 


1,348 


1/ 


4,923 


1996-97 


63 


793 


622 


564 


150 


677 


747 


560 


1/ 


4,176 


1997-98 


109 


991 


644 


745 


737 


1,020 


2,098 


890 


1/ 


7,234 












Percent 










1993-94 


21 


14.7 


12.7 


13.3 


14.2 


17.7 


15.9 


11.5 


1/ 


100.0 


1994-95 


21 


10.8 


12.8 


10.9 


1 1.1 


13.8 


28.5 


12.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.4 


13.7 


16.0 


8.3 


5.5 


6.5 


22.5 


26.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1996-97 


1 .5 


19.0 


14.9 


13.5 


3.6 


16.2 


17.9 


13.4 


1/ 


100.0 


1997-98 


1.5 


13.7 


8.9 


10.3 


10.2 


14.1 


29.0 


12.3 


1/ 


100.0 



June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



\ 



SNAP BEANS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1993-94 


21 


13.86 


12.84 


12.03 


1 1.94 


11.16 


14.64 


11.85 


1/ 


12.63 


1994-95 


21 


16.92 


21.54 


13.44 


14.31 


9.69 


4.95 


13.95 


1/ 


12.07 


1995-96 


12.00 


15.15 


16.02 


21 .12 


21.66 


21.27 


14.58 


14.40 


1/ 


16.17 


1996-97 


14.82 


12.84 


12.72 


15.00 


26.31 


12.66 


17.85 


14.46 


1/ 


14.51 


1997-98 


12.93 


17.37 


10.71 


22.44 


21.12 


20.64 


17.67 


13.26 


1/ 


17.66 



June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



15 



CABBAGE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


50-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 983-84 


1 9,000 


1 1 ,000 


449 


4,937 


8.25 


40,736 


1984-85 


1 9,500 


1 6,650 


491 


8,174 


6.21 


50,775 


1985-86 


18,850 


14,400 


409 


5,891 


4.53 


26,714 


1 986-87 


16,600 


13,300 


427 


5,677 


4.62 


26,202 


1 987-88 


1 7,1 00 


1 5,600 


421 


6,560 


4.51 


29,559 


1 988-89 


1 5,900 


1 5,500 


418 


6,480 


4.70 


30,433 


1989-90 


1 4,300 


1 2,900 


430 


5,548 


6.95 


38,575 


1990-91 


1 2,700 


1 1 ,950 


478 


5,716 


5.03 


28,731 


1 991-92 


13,000 


12,300 


467 


5,745 


5.41 


31 ,100 


1 992-93 


10,400 


9,800 


586 


5,738 


7.37 


42,277 


1993-94 


9,900 


9,300 


632 


5,882 


5.30 


31,196 


1994-95 


7,500 


7,000 


547 


3,830 


4.50 


17,235 


1995-96 


8,900 


8,500 


589 


5,010 


5.55 


27,799 


1996-97 


7,600 


7,500 


732 


5,497 


7.18 


39,479 


1997-98 


7,600 


7,500 


540 


4,047 


6.49 


26,270 



CABBAGE: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Nov " 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 50-lb crates 








1993-94 


63 


187 


902 


1,352 


1,840 


1,296 


226 


17 


5,882 


1994-95 




21 


632 


678 


1,237 


1,092 


180 


11 


3,830 


1995-96 


31 


145 


661 


837 


1,192 


1,413 


742 


20 


5,010 


1996-97 


16 


291 


1,012 


1,127 


1,578 


1,171 


280 


22 


5,497 


1997-98 


12 


255 


595 


437 


1,056 


1,316 


364 


12 


4,047 












Percent 










1993-94 


1.1 


3.2 


15.3 


23.0 


31.3 


22.0 


3.8 


.3 


100.0 


1994-95 




21 


16.5 


17.7 


32.3 


28.5 


4.7 


.3 


100.0 


1995-96 


31 


2.9 


13.2 


16.7 


23.8 


28.2 


14.8 


.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


.3 


5.3 


18.4 


20.5 


28.7 


21 .3 


5.1 


.4 


100.0 


1997-98 


.3 


6.3 


14.7 


10.8 


26.1 


32.5 


9.0 


.3 


100.0 



^' includes October shipments. ^' Included in January shipments. ^' Included in December shipments. 



16 



CABBAGE: Average value per crate for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1 993-94 


6.25 


6.60 


6.25 


4.70 


5.25 


5.05 


5.65 


5.50 


5.30 


1994-95 






7.80 


5.50 


3.00 


3.70 


4.25 


4.00 


4.50 


1995-96 




5.95 


6.00 


4.95 


5.22 


5.70 


6.00 


5.50 


5.55 


1996-97 


5.10 


5.65 


7.18 


9.10 


7.10 


6.15 


6.20 


3.70 


7.18 


1997-98 


6.00 


7.10 


7.15 


7.50 


6.80 


5.60 


6.10 


7.00 


6.49 



\ 



CABBAGE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97, 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




50-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Hastings 


3,900 


3,400 


3,800 


3,300 


755 


562 


2,869 


1,855 


Other North & West 


200 


150 


200 


150 


700 


526 


140 


79 


North Central 


700 


750 


700 


750 


650 


450 


455 


337 


East & West Central 


2,100 


2,700 


2,100 


2,700 


745 


560 


1,564 


1,512 


South 


700 


600 


700 


600 


670 


440 


469 


264 


State 


7,600 


7,600 


7,500 


7,500 


733 


540 


5,497 


4,047 



CABBAGE: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Flagler 


2,000 


1,800 


1,400 


1,800 


2,600 


2,300 


Manatee 


2,400 


3,200 


2,800 


2,000 


1,300 


1,900 


Putnam & St. Johns 


2,000 


1,700 


1,100 


1,200 


1,200 


1,000 


Other counties 


3,400 


2,600 


1,700 


3,500 


2,400 


2,300 


State 


9,800 


9,300 


7,000 


8,500 


7,500 


7,500 



17 



CARROTS: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 


Cwt 


1,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1988-89 


9,700 




9 400 


100 


940 


16.00 


15,040 


1 989-90 


9,900 




1 900 


1 50 


1 ,080 


1 6.30 


1 7,604 


1990-91 


9,400 




Q 000 

/ \J\J\J 


115 


1,035 


21.80 


22,563 


1991-92 


9,400 




9,000 


145 


1,305 


15.50 


20,228 


1992-93 


8,000 




7,800 


170 


1,326 


16.90 


22,409 


1993-94 


7,900 




7,700 


115 


886 


12.70 


1 1,252 


1994-95 


7,900 




5,800 


140 


812 


20.90 


16,971 


1995-96 


7,100 




5,600 


150 


840 


14.90 


12,516 


1996-97 


7,900 




7,600 


160 


1,216 


13.60 


16,538 


1997-98 


6,800 




5,600 


125 


700 


16.20 


1 1,340 





CARROTS: 


Average value per hundredweight for fresh market sales. 








monthly, Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 






Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


^ o a c n 

total 












Dollars 










1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


13.80 


10.80 


1 1 .70 


1 1 .40 


15.40 


14.40 


1 2.70 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


21.90 


16.40 


21.60 


23.50 


22.00 


21 .90 


20.90 


1995-96 


2/ 


13.70 


14.00 


13.80 


14.30 


16.10 


16.90 


16.90 


14.90 


1996-97 


2/ 


12.90 


12.10 


1 1 .70 


13.90 


14.80 


14.50 


16.40 


13.60 


1997-98 


1/ 




15.50 


16.80 


17.80 


14.00 


17.20 


19.00 


16.20 


1/ November and December included with January. 
















CARROTS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 












years 1993-94 through 1997-98 








Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Season 
total 












1 ,000 cwt 










1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


195 


142 


159 


195 


151 


44 


886 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


89 


171 


122 


89 


317 


24 


812 


1995-96 


2/ 


67 


101 


134 


219 


193 


84 


42 


840 


1996-97 


2/ 


12 


231 


219 


243 


207 


219 


85 


1,216 


1997-98 


1/ 


1/ 


56 


77 


119 

Percent 


245 


133 


70 


700 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


22.0 


16.0 


18.0 


22.0 


17.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


11.0 


21 .0 


15.0 


1 1 .0 


39.0 


3.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


2/ 


8.0 


12.0 


16.0 


26.0 


23.0 


10.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


21 


1.0 


19.0 


18.0 


20.0 


17.0 


18.0 


7.0 


100.0 


1997-98 


1/ 


1/ 


8.0 


1 1 .0 


17.0 


35.0 


19.0 


10.0 


100.0 



November and December included with January. ^ November included with December. 



18 



CARROTS: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 

22 



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< 



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\ 
\ 


/ 

/ 
/ 
/ 


\ 
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/ 
/ 


\ 
\ 
\ 


\ 


/ 
1 

1 ' 
1 ' 


\ 
\ 

. \ 


\ 

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' \ \ 

/ \ 


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! / 

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/ / 
\ I / 

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\ / ' 


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\ 

^ \ 

^ \ 
\ \ 

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Value 




\ * 
\ 

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20 



18 g 



16 -§ 

l_ 
TO 

14 o 
Q 

12 
10 



93-94 



94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



97-98 



CARROTS: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



o 

<D 
Q. 

_^ 
O 

Q 



20 
19 
18 
17 
16 
15 
14 
13 
12 
11 
10 
9 
8 
7 
6 
5 





Percent 






Price^^ 

/■' 

// 

/■ 

A' 




/■•■ 

/' 

/ 




/ 
/ 




.■/ 

// 
'I 
1 





24 

22 

20 

18 

16 

14 

12 

10 

8 

6 

4 

2 





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DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



19 



SWEET CORN: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Tnta 1 
1 U Ld 1 

value 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 


42 lb-crates 


1,000 crates 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1988-89 


58,700 




48,400 


236 


1 1,426 


7.30 


83,380 




58,200 




51,300 


^ / o 




u . o o 


QQ CCiQ 


1990-91 


50,800 




48,200 


249 


1 1,982 


7.90 


94,695 


1991-92 


52,800 




50,100 


243 


12,181 


6.38 


77,688 


1992-93 


46,700 




42,400 


266 


1 1,274 


8.65 


97,540 


1993-94 


45,600 




44,200 


296 


13,091 


8.35 


109,258 


1994-95 


39,600 




36,900 


310 


1 1,451 


9.17 


104,958 


1995-96 


42,200 




42,000 


302 


12,692 


7.84 


99,560 


1996-97 


45,300 




43,600 


328 


14,308 


9.00 


128,762 


1997-98 


42,700 




41,300 


344 


14,225 


7.51 


106,825 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1,000 crates 


West & North 


4,100 


3,100 


4,100 


3,100 


279 


315 


1,142 


978 


Central 


9,150 


9,400 


8,850 


8,700 


317 


335 


2,806 


2,918 


Everglades 


24,800 


23,050 


24,800 


22,750 


343 


360 


8,510 


8,195 


Southeast & Southwest 


7,250 


7,150 


5,850 


6,750 


316 


316 


1,850 


2,134 


State 


45,300 


42,700 


43,600 


41,300 


328 


344 


14,308 


14,225 


Sep thru Dec 


7,600 


6,900 


7,500 


6,600 


295 


323 


2,210 


2,135 


Jan thru Jul 


37,700 


35,800 


36,100 


34,700 


335 


348 


12,098 


12,090 



1 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 and 1995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1 ,000 crates 


West & North 


5,050 


4,100 


5,050 


4,100 


298 


267 


1,506 


1,094 


Central 


7,600 


8,100 


7,500 


8,100 


31 1 


291 


2,332 


2,354 


Everglades 


20,700 


22,400 


18,400 


22,300 


321 


312 


5,900 


6,950 


Southeast & Southwest 


6,250 


7,600 


5,950 


7,500 


288 


306 


1,713 


2,294 


State 


39,600 


42,200 


36,900 


42,000 


310 


302 


1 1,451 


12,692 


Sep thru Dec 


7,600 


6,400 


5,800 


6,300 


242 


243 


1,406 


1,531 


Jan thru July 


32,000 


35,800 


31,100 


35,700 


323 


313 


10,045 


1 1,161 



20 



SWEET CORN: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 
















1,000 crates 












1988 


■89 


262 


433 


429 


260 


331 


431 


680 


5,320 


3,046 


234 


1 1 ,426 


1 ^89 

1 C/ CJ c 


-90 


857 


804 


463 


21 


21 


1,057 


3,017 


4,610 


3,004 


282 


14,094 


1 990 


-91 


1,078 


827 


982 


539 


252 


443 


1,642 


4,098 


1,809 


312 


1 1,982 


1 991 


-9? 


1,152 


449 


328 


268 


244 


244 


2,206 


4,036 


2,523 


731 


1 2,1 81 


1 99? 


-93 


169 


475 


487 


472 


236 


can 


1 1 -7Q 

1 , 1 / y 


4,128 


3,066 


472 


1 1,274 


1993 


■94 


532 


709 


473 


3/ 


810 


1,080 


3,200 


4,225 


2,062 




4/ 


13,091 


1994 


■95 


479 


664 


263 


228 


114 


457 


2,854 


4,794 


1,370 


228 


1 1,451 


1995 


-96 


5/ 


521 


1,010 


257 


385 


385 


1,283 


5,772 


2,822 


257 


12,692 


1 99fi 

1 J C/ 


-97 


510 


918 


782 


569 


284 


569 


1,566 


4,982 


4,128 




4/ 


14,308 




-98 


813 


752 


570 


495 


550 


755 


3,700 


4,900 


1,690 




4/ 


14,225 
















Percent 












1988- 


■89 


2.3 


3.8 


3.8 


2.3 


2.9 


3.8 


6.0 


46.5 


26.6 


2 





100.0 


1 Q«Q. 
1 oOj 


-QO 


6.1 


5.7 


3.3 


21 


21 


7.5 


21 .4 


32.7 


21.3 


2 





100.0 


1 QQO- 


-Q 1 

U 1 


9.0 


6.9 


8.2 


4.5 


2.1 


3.7 


13.7 


34.2 


15.1 


2 


6 


100.0 


1 QQ1 - 




9.5 


3.7 


2.7 


2.2 


2.0 


2.0 


18.1 


33.1 


20.7 


6 





100.0 


1 999 

1 C7 C/ 


■93 


1 .5 


4.2 


4.3 


4.2 


2.1 


5.2 


10.5 


36.6 


27.2 


4 


2 


100.0 


1993 


-94 


4.1 


5.4 


3.6 


31 


6.2 


8.2 


24.4 


32.3 


15.8 




4/ 


100.0 


1994 


■95 


4.2 


5.8 


2.3 


2.0 


1.0 


4.0 


24.9 


41 .8 


12.0 


2 





100.0 


1995 


■96 


6/ 


4.1 


8.0 


2.0 


3.0 


3.0 


10.1 


45.6 


22.2 


2 





100.0 


1996 


-97 


3.6 


6.4 


5.5 


4.0 


2.0 


4.0 


10.9 


34.7 


28.9 




4/ 


100.0 


1997 


-98 


5.7 


5.3 


4.0 


3.5 


3.9 


5.3 


26.0 


34.4 


1 1 .9 




4/ 


100.0 



^' September included with October. ^' January and February included with March. ^' January included with 
February. July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



SWEET CORN: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct" 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 






















Dollars 




















1988-89 


9.22 


9 


55 


6 


23 


10 


63 


8 


36 


1 1 


26 


1 1 


00 


6 


22 


6 


93 


8.95 


7 


30 


1989-90 


6.05 


5 


84 


7 


14 




21 




21 


7 


39 


6 


47 


6 


59 


5 


63 


6.34 


6 


35 


1990-91 


6.09 


7 


81 


5 


54 


6 


68 


6 


26 


12 


52 


8 


95 


8 


19 


8 


1 1 


8.06 


7 


90 


1991-92 


8.23 


7 


85 


7 


43 


1 1 


05 


9 


20 


1 1 


84 


6 


80 


6 


05 


4 


49 


4.62 


6 


38 


1992-93 


10.58 


9 


49 


9 


49 


9 


79 


16 


46 


10 


58 


9 


87 


8 


74 


6 


97 


5.80 


8 


65 


1993-94 


1 1 .55 


7 


48 


9 


58 




31 


7 


14 


9 


58 


7 


73 


8 


57 


7 


87 


4/ 


8 


35 


1994-95 


8.25 


7 


92 


10 


35 


10 


50 


18 


77 


1 1 


68 


6 


93 


10 


71 


7 


77 


6.01 


9 


17 


1995-96 




10 


84 


9 


66 


12 


56 


12 


68 


12 


14 


9 


24 


7 


39 


5 


50 


5.04 


7 


84 


1996-97 


6.97 


7 


94 


7 


06 


12 


18 


10 


84 


14 


24 


1 1 


09 


9 


24 


7 


48 


4/ 


9 


00 


1997-98 


5.75 


7 


60 


7 


98 


7 


85 


13 


27 


10 


16 


8 


23 


6 


85 


5 


33 


4/ 


7 


51 



" September included with October. ^' January and February included with March. ^'January included with 
February. '^'July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



21 



SWEET CORN: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



45 
44 
^ 43 
■o 42 

JZ 

I 41 

I 40 

^ 39 

o 38 
< 

37 
36 
35 



\ Acres 



/ 

/ 



/ 



/ 



''Value 



/ 

\ / 



130 
125 



120 CO 
c 
o 

115 = 



110 



t/) 
as 



o 

105 Q 



100 
95 



93-94 



94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



97-98 




22 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and yield, Florida, crop years 
1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 

per 
bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 














1 ,000 




Acres 


55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


dollars 


1 983-84 


16,000 


15,100 


307 


4, bob 


/ .66 


o o 0-71 

00, y /I 


1984-85 


16,800 


16,100 


326 


5,242 


7.13 


37,353 


1985-86 


1 7,900 


1 6,900 


310 


5,239 


6.86 


35,920 


1 986-8/ 


17,200 


16,100 


oz4 




a .O / 


A Q Q~I A 

4o,y /4 


1 O O "7 O O 

1 987-88 


15,600 


14,850 


o o c: 

Job 


C "7 1-7 

b, / 1 / 


a .bo 


b4, / /o 


1 988-89 


15,250 


13,900 


4bU 


b,zbb 


a.8y 


CI Q Q "7 
01 ,00/ 


1989-90 


14,700 


13,700 


464 


6,362 


9.73 


61,873 


1990-91 


14,550 


13,950 


504 


7,030 


11.16 


78,489 


1 991-92 


17,400 


16,500 


552 


9,1 05 


9.71 


88,372 


1 992-93 


15,800 


15,200 


505 


7,679 


8.43 


64,767 


1 993-94 


12,400 


1 1,300 


489 


5,528 


9.77 


53,993 


1 994-95 


13,800 


13,200 


420 


5,541 


7.53 


41 ,749 


1995-96 


1 1,800 


1 1,100 


479 


5,317 


9.08 


48,369 


1996-97 


1 1,200 


10,900 


529 


5,768 


1 1 .42 


65,899 


1997-98 


*9,800 


9,600 


531 


5,099 


10.99 


56,029 



*Revised from 1/99 publication. 



FRESH iVlARKET CUCUVBERS: Han^ested acreage and value FRESH MARKET CUCUIVBERS: Five-year average of monthly prices 
of production, crop years 1 99S-94 through 1 997-98 and percent sold, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 997-98 




93-94 94-95 95-% 96-97 97-98 OCT NCV DEC JAN FEB APR IVV\Y JUN 



23 



CUCUMBERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 2' 


Total 


year 




























1,000 55-lb bushels 








1 988-89 


593 


1 ,1 80 


431 


249 




•ill 




1 ,759 


305 

\J\J \J 




1989-90 


503 


970 


503 


118 


one; 


QQQ 


1 /I T3 

1 ,4oo 


1,567 


165 


6,362 


1990-91 


603 


1,285 


772 


385 


1 /o 


M- / D 


1 1 /I 


1,563 


154 


7,030 


1 991-92 


865 


1 ,601 


1 ,074 


310 


145 


921 


1,735 


2,027 


427 


9 1 05 


1 992-93 


459 


832 


1 ,1 88 


41 1 


209 


483 


1,096 


2,403 


598 


1 679 


1 993-94 


489 


590 


339 


431 


194 


532 


1,510 


1 ,236 


207 


5,528 


1994-95 


650 


1,140 


267 


107 


3/ 


322 


1 ,0^ 1 


1,447 


107 


5,541 


1995-96 


353 


941 


764 


342 


3/ 


195 




1,751 


486 


5,318 


1996-97 


260 


710 


974 


210 


3/ 


673 


1 1 s 

1 ,z 1 o 


1,218 


505 


5,768 


1997-98 


310 


785 


1,056 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


1 TO"? 


1,473 


148 


5,099 












Percent 










1 988-89 


9.5 


1 8.9 


6.9 


4.0 


3.7 


6.0 


ion 
1 o.U 


28.1 


4.9 


1 00.0 


1989-90 


7.9 


15.2 


7.9 


1.9 


3.2 


14.1 




24.7 


2.6 


100.0 


1990-91 


8.6 


18.3 


1 1.0 


5.5 


2.5 


6.8 


Q 


22.2 


2.2 


100.0 


1 991-92 


9.5 


1 7.6 


1 1 .8 


3.4 


1.6 


10.1 


19.1 


22.2 


4.7 


1 00.0 


1 992-93 


6.0 


10.8 


1 5.5 


5.4 


2.7 


6.3 


14.3 


31 .3 


1.1 


1 00.0 


1 993-94 


8.8 


10.7 


6.1 


7.8 


3.5 


9.6 


27.3 


22.4 


3.8 


1 00.0 


1994-95 


11.7 


20.6 


4.8 


1.9 


3/ 


5.8 


27.1 


26.2 


1.9 


100.0 


1995-96 


6.6 


17.7 


14.4 


6.4 


3/ 


3.7 


9.1 


32.9 


9.2 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.5 


12.3 


16.9 


3.6 


3/ 


1 1.7 


21 .1 


21 .1 


8.8 


100.0 


1997-98 


6.1 


15.4 


20.7 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


26.0 


28.9 


2.9 


100.0 



^' Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' February included with January. January, February, and March 
included with April. 



CUCUMBERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^ 


Average 










Dollars per 55 lb. bushel 








1988-89 


5.80 


5.50 


10.00 


18.50 


15.90 


15.50 


12.10 


9.60 


9.50 


9.89 


1989-90 


11.10 


12.60 


11.30 


13.50 


10.40 


9.00 


10.70 


6.50 


6.30 


9.73 


1990-91 


5.45 


8.60 


9.50 


14.30 


13.80 


21 .00 


1 1 .60 


1 1 .90 


10.00 


11.16 


1991-92 


6.73 


1.21 


8.42 


17.27 


19.91 


16.78 


10.40 


8.64 


5.78 


9.71 


1992-93 


6.66 


5.56 


7.87 


10.07 


12.38 


13.92 


12.27 


7.26 


5.67 


8.43 


1993-94 


8.31 


23.38 


19.09 


7.59 


7.92 


5.83 


5.16 


9.40 


1 1 .44 


9.77 


1994-95 


8.03 


9.03 


8.58 


31 .02 


3/ 


7.21 


5.35 


6.66 


5.73 


7.53 


1995-96 


6.73 


6.46 


7.05 


14.74 


31 


20.41 


19.97 


6.55 


8.64 


9.08 


1996-97 


12.16 


1 1 .39 


9.90 


8.64 


31 


8.58 


15.29 


12.16 


7.92 


11.42 


1997-98 


6.16 


9.52 


10.73 


4/ 


4/ 


4/ 


16.89 


7.65 


11.11 


10.99 



^' Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' February included with January. January, February, and March 
included with April. 



24 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




55-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


North " 
Central 
Southwest 
ooutneast 


1,250 
3,350 
2,450 
4,150 


1,150 
3,400 
2,250 
3,000 


1,250 

3,350 
2,300 
4,000 


1,150 
3,300 
2,200 
2,950 


399 
555 
389 
629 


531 
655 
401 
490 


499 

1,859 
895 
2,515 


611 

2,160 
883 
1,445 


State 

Sep-Dec 

Jan-Jun 


1 1,200 
4,200 
7,000 


*9,800 
3,900 
*5,900 


10,900 
4,200 
6,700 


9,600 
3,900 
5,700 


529 
463 
571 


531 
552 
517 


5,768 
1,944 
3,824 


5,099 
2,151 
2,948 



Includes West. *Revjsed fronn 1/99 published. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1994-95 and 1995-96 





Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


Areas 




































1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1996-97 


1994-95 


1996-97 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




55-lb 


bushel 


1,000 bushels 


North " 


950 


1,325 


900 


1,325 


362 


425 


326 


563 


Central 


4,225 


4,175 


3,925 


4,075 


379 


467 


1,488 


1,904 


Southwest 


3,175 


3,100 


3,125 


2,650 


380 


497 


1,187 


1,319 


Southeast 


5,450 


3,200 


5,250 


3,050 


484 


502 


2,540 


1,532 


State 


13,800 


1 1,800 


13,200 


1 1,100 


420 


479 


5,541 


5,318 


Sep-Dec 


5,300 


4,600 


5,000 


4,500 


41 1 


457 


2,057 


2,058 


Jan-Jun 


8,500 


7,200 


8,200 


6,600 


425 


494 


3,484 


3,260 



Includes West. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Collier 


1,330 


725 


725 


700 


450 


550 


Dade 


1/ 


500 


1/ 


200 


1/ 




Hardee 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


1,500 


Hendry 


1,150 


900 


1,600 


1,350 


1,300 


1,100 


Hillsborough 


400 


700 


1/ 


1/ 


500 


800 


Lee 


1,450 


1/ 


1/ 


500 




1/ 


Manatee 


1,500 


850 


1,800 


1,200 


850 


450 


Martin 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1,000 


650 


Palm Beach (East) 


4,300 


4,300 


4,300 


2,400 


2,600 


2,250 


Other counties 


5,070 


3,325 


4,775 


4,750 


3,200 


2,300 


State 


15,200 


11,300 


13,200 


1 1,100 


10,900 


9,600 



^' Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



25 



EGGPLANT: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value per 
bushel 


Total value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


33-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1983-84 


2,300 


2,100 


710 


1,491 


5.84 


8,713 


1984-85 


2,680 


2,500 


658 


1,646 


4.30 


7,075 


1 985-86 


2,500 


2,350 


675 


1,586 


5.73 


9,093 


1986-87 


2,400 


2,300 


689 


1,585 


6.08 


9,634 


1987-88 


2,200 


2,100 


668 


1,403 


7.31 


10,253 


1988-89 


2,100 


2,000 


810 


1,619 


7.05 


1 1,413 


1989-90 


2,050 


1,950 


815 


1,589 


8.52 


13,537 


1 990-91 


2,050 


1,950 


806 


1 ,571 


8.26 


12,974 


1991-92 


2,650 


2,550 


853 


2,174 


7.91 


17,186 


1992-93 


2,200 


2,000 


737 


1,474 


7.57 


1 1,164 


1993-94 


2,500 


2,400 


834 


2,001 


9.35 


18,717 


1994-95 


2,350 


2,300 


652 


1,500 


9.00 


13,500 


1995-96 


2,400 


2,400 


639 


1,533 


9.02 


13,828 


1996-97 


2,400 


2,400 


707 


1,696 


8.63 


14,629 


1997-98 


2,200 


2,200 


773 


1,700 


9.32 


1 5,842 



EGGPLANT: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 












1,000 33-lb bushels 








1993-94 


142 


301 


269 


180 


163 


212 


310 


326 


98 


2,001 


1994-95 


49 


130 


163 


170 


154 


61 


278 


356 


139 


1,500 


1995-96 


48 


143 


206 


160 


80 


96 


144 


336 


320 


1,533 


1996-97 


80 


160 


224 


109 


72 


236 


290 


362 


163 


1,696 


1997-98 


91 


199 


290 


208 


80 


80 


128 


352 


272 


1,700 












Percent 










1993-94 


7.1 


15.0 


13.4 


9.0 


8.2 


10.6 


15.5 


16.3 


4.9 


100.0 


1994-95 


3.3 


8.7 


10.8 


11.3 


10.3 


4.1 


18.5 


23.7 


9.3 


100.0 


1995-96 


3.1 


9.3 


13.4 


10.5 


5.2 


6.3 


9.4 


21 .9 


20.9 


100.0 


1996-97 


4.7 


9.4 


13.2 


6.4 


4.3 


13.9 


17.1 


21 .4 


9.6 


100.0 


1997-98 


5.4 


1 1 .7 


17.1 


12.2 


4.7 


4.7 


7.5 


20.7 


16.0 


100.0 



September included with October. ^' July included with June. 



26 



EGGPLANT: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Average 


year 




























Dollars 












1993-94 


7.89 


7.46 


7.36 


8.75 


14.49 


1 1 


58 


1 1.42 


8.71 


6.1 1 


9.35 


1994-95 


7.72 


8.15 


4.75 


13.70 


12.18 


19 


.1 1 


8.05 


7.62 


6.96 


9.00 


1995-96 


9.17 


8.48 


5.05 


8.18 


9.70 


10 


54 


13.55 


1 1 .07 


7.45 


9.02 


1996-97 


8.07 


9.63 


6.55 


9.01 


12.20 


10 


77 


7.81 


7.60 


9.58 


8.63 


1997-98 


4.12 


8.03 


8.86 


12.67 


18.48 


1 1 


44 


17.77 


4.94 


8.29 


9.32 



September included with October. ^' July included with June. 



EGGPLANT: Harvested acreage and value of production 
crop years 1 990-9 1 through 1 997-98 





2 


6 


V) 






•a 


2 


5 








cc 








2 


4 








o 


2 


3 
















2 


2 








re 


2 


1 


o 






< 




2 




1 


9 




1 


8 



/ \ Acres 



\ 



Value', 



\ 



1 1 1 1 1 r 

90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 



20 








1 9 






c 


1 8 


o 


1 7 






£ 


1 6 




1 5 


\ 




CD 


1 4 






O 


1 3 


Q 


1 2 




1 1 




1 





EGGPLANT: Five -year average of month ly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1 993-94 through 1 997-98 



o 

CD 
Q. 

to 

o 
Q 



1 4 




22 
20 

18 :e 

o 

h 1 6 ^ 



1 4 



12 e 

CD 

1 Q- 



1 1 1 1 1 1 1 

OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



27 



ESCAROLE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 

nor 

acre 


Prnrli iptinn 

1 1 w U O LI W 1 1 


Value 

nor 
pel 

crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


ZD ID crate 


1 ,uuu crates 


Dollars 


1 ,uuu dollars 


1 300 0'+ 


6,250 


5,700 


ouo 


z,o / D 


A Q O 

4.yz 


1 4, 1 OO 


1984-85 


6,300 


5,700 


500 


2,852 


4.83 


13,786 


1985-86 


6,100 


5,500 


480 


2,640 


5.42 


14,296 


1 yoD-o / 


5,500 


5,100 


4 /y 


O /I /I o 


4.yo 


1 Z, 1 Zo 


1 y / -£30 


4,900 


4,700 


OH- / 


z,o /o 


A Q A 


1 z,bl y 


1 QQQ QQ 

1 yoo-oy 


4,500 


4,250 


1 

OO \ 


Z,o4o 


A 1 r\ 
4. 1 U 


y,DU / 


1989-90 


4,000 


3,500 


483 


1,690 


4.70 


7,945 


1990-91 


3 300 


9 QRO 


559 


1,650 


6.44 


10,633 


1 QQ 1 QO 

1 yy 1 -yz 


3,000 


2,800 




1 ,DZ4 


A Q/1 
4.04 


-7 QCQ 
/,ODO 


1 QQ9 QQ 

1 yyz-yo 


2,600 


2,500 




1 1 

1 , 1 oy 


D. /O 


/,o/z 


1 QQT QA 

1 yyo-y'f 


2,600 


2,600 


ATT 


1 1 


D.ZU 


QQ 1 

o,yy 1 


1994-95 


2,000 


1,600 


694 


1,1 1 1 


10.10 


1 1,223 


1995-96 


2,550 


2,300 


597 


1,373 


4.70 


6,449 


1996-97 


1,700 


1,600 


728 


1,164 


5.97 


6,946 


1997-98 


1,800 


1,750 


816 


1,428 


8.29 


1 1,841 



ESCAROLE: Florida production sold, by month, crop 



years 1993-94 through 1997-98 


Crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May" 


Total 


year 
























1,000 25-lb crates 








1993-94 




102 


125 


99 


130 


232 


286 


162 


1,136 


1994-95 




2/ 


279 


102 


115 


230 


257 


128 


1,111 


1995-96 




102 


346 


134 


195 


231 


195 


170 


1,373 


1996-97 


12 


100 


179 


190 


157 


202 


246 


78 


1,164 


1997-98 


3/ 


159 


88 


239 


265 


239 


334 


104 


1,428 












Percent 










1993-94 




9.0 


1 1.0 


8.7 


1 1 .4 


20.4 


25.3 


14.2 


100.0 


1994-95 




2/ 


25.1 


9.2 


10.4 


20.7 


23.1 


11.5 


100.0 


1995-96 




7.4 


25.2 


9.8 


14.2 


16.8 


14.2 


12.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.0 


8.6 


15.4 


16.3 


13.5 


17.4 


21.1 


6.7 


100.0 


1997-98 


31 


11.1 


6.2 


16.7 


18.6 


16.7 


23.4 


7.3 


100.0 



June included with May. ^' November included with December. October included with November. 



* 

i 

3 



28 



ESCAROLE: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May " 


Average 












Dollars 










1993-94 


~ 


5.10 


3.78 


3.83 


3.75 


3.93 


5.68 


9.68 


5.20 


1994-95 




2/ 


14.52 


21 .48 


11.30 


4.18 


7.08 


7.05 


10.10 


1995-96 


~ 


7.69 


4.28 


5.15 


3.85 


4.35 


4.45 


5.10 


4.70 


1996-97 


2.75 


6.93 


4.85 


6.38 


7.70 


5.53 


5.35 


6.38 


5.97 


1997-98 


3/ 


6.23 


7.48 


11.58 


9.45 


5.95 


7.08 


10.85 


8.29 



^' June included with May. ^' November included with December. ^' October included with November. 



ESCAROLE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
1996-97 and 1997-98 crop years 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


Central & North 


700 


Acres 
750 700 


700 


25-lb crate 
653 701 


1 ,000 crates 
457 491 


Everglades 


1,000 


1,050 


900 


1,050 


786 


892 


707 


937 


State 


1,700 


1,800 


1,600 


1,750 


728 


816 


1,164 


1,428 


Oct - Dec 


400 


400 


400 


400 


728 


618 


291 


247 


Jan - Jun 


1,300 


1,400 


1,200 


1,350 


728 


875 


873 


1,181 



ESCAROLE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
1994-95 and 1995-96 crop years 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


Central & North 


760 


Acres 
850 705 


800 


25-lb crate 
692 633 


1,000 crates 
488 506 


Everglades 


1,240 


1,700 


895 


1,500 


696 


578 


623 


867 


State 


2,000 


2,550 


1,600 


2,300 


694 


597 


1,111 


1,373 


Oct - Dec 


500 


900 


400 


800 


698 


560 


279 


448 


Jan - Jun 


1,500 


1,650 


1,200 


1,500 


693 


617 


832 


925 



29 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 " 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 




Value 


Total 










r ruuuuiioii 


per bushel 




year 


Planted 


Harvested 


per acre 




value 




Acres 


9f!-lh hi it;hpl 


I f\J\J\J UUollCio 


o 1 1 cj r c 
L^U Ma 1 o 




1 C700 0*+ 


23,000 


20,700 


4.fi7 


P RRO 


7 1^ 


/ OOO 


1984-85 


22,700 


20,800 


507 


10,540 


6.59 


69,460 


1985-86 


21,100 


19,200 


586 


11, 250 


6.83 


76,786 


1 VOO O 1 


20,100 


18,500 


R1 7 




1 9 on 


1 T7 rm 


1 QP!7-Rfi 
1 c?o / oo 


21 ,500 


20,400 






7 m 




1 988-89 


21 ,900 


20,900 


67? 


1 4 ORR 


7 


1 1 n 181 

1 1 vy, 1 O 1 


1989-90 


23,100 


20,200 


655 


13,235 


8.41 


1 1 1,246 


1990-91 


20,700 


20,000 


718 


14,358 


12.09 


173,628 


1 QQi .qo 


21 ,400 


20,600 


1 071 


22 Ofifi 

^ ^ / W \J vJ 


9 4R 


9nR fi?? 


1 ^ ^ ^ c? o 


21,500 


20,400 


882 


1 7 988 


9 83 


1 7fi 7fi1 


1 C7 ^ O ^ *+ 


22,200 


21,400 


1 1 07 


23 700 


9 98 

o . o 


1 Q Q-^iQ 
Z. 1 C7 , o o o 


1994-95 


21,700 


20,300 


789 


16,018 


12.03 


192,731 


1995-96 


21,000 


20,300 


937 


19,021 


9.76 


185,672 


1996-97 


20,300 


19,800 


1,119 


22,148 


9.91 


219,508 


1997-98 


19,000 


18,800 


1,063 


19,986 


13.63 


272,436 


^' The 1 982-83 through 1 990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. 



BELL PEPPERS: Harvested acreage and value of 
production, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 

280 
270 

Acres V 260 

- 250 1^ 
o 

240 = 

230 ^ 

220 J 

-210 ^ 

- 200 

- 190 
180 





22 - 


w 


21 - 


T3 




C 




CO 




w 




u 




;ho 


20 - 






(/) 




(U 

k 




u 




< 


19 - 




18 -' 



Value 



BELL PEPPERS: Five-year average of monthly prices and 
percent sold, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 
13 




93-94 



94-95 



95-96 



96-97 



97-98 



OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



30 



BELL PEPPERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1 988-89 through 1 997-98 " CORRECTED 



Crop 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 


year 



















1,000 28-lb bushels 



1 Qft« 

1 C300 


03 




1 TRO 
1 ,oou 


1 QHA 


1 ,DUO 


1 ATA 


1 {?7A 


9 ORR 


9 R7A 




1 A HfiR 


1 QSQ 


■X3\J 




1 nno 

1 ,UU^i 


1 ,DoO 




TOA 


1 ,OoD 


97R 
o, Z / O 


T R«9 


ODO 


1 o,zoo 


1 QQO 


C7 1 


1 QQ 








1 ,ooo 


1 QQQ 


9 7nA 

Z, / UM- 


9 TRD 


OO 1 




1991- 


■92 


530 


2,254 


3,802 


2,073 


1,896 


2,933 


3,639 


3,594 


1,345 


22,066 


1992- 


■93 


602 


1,722 


2,596 


2,697 


2,570 


2,489 


2,278 


2,489 


545 


17,988 


1993- 


■94 


946 


2,752 


4,134 


2,287 


2,732 


3,502 


4,129 


2,813 


405 


23,700 


1994- 


■95 


205 


1,850 


2,638 


1,477 


1,641 


1,641 


3,283 


3,283 


4/ 


16,018 


1995- 


96 


300 


1,980 


3,270 


2,343 


1,562 


1,757 


2,928 


3,905 


976 


19,021 


1996- 


97 


812 


5,030 


2,544 


1,437 


1,315 


2,477 


4,752 


3,284 


497 


22,148 


1997- 


98 


867 


2,677 


3,801 


2,253 


1,562 


1,883 


3,002 


3,471 


470 


19,986 



Percent 



1988-89 


1 .4 


9.8 


13.6 


11 


4 


10 


2 


13.3 


14 


6 


1989-90 


1.9 


7.6 


12.8 


4 


4 


2 


3 


14.3 


24 


8 


1990-91 


1.4 


8.6 


14.2 


14 


6 


9 


3 


13.9 


18 


8 


1991-92 


2.4 


10.2 


17.2 


9 


4 


8 


6 


13.3 


16 


5 


1992-93 


3.3 


9.6 


14.4 


15 





14 


3 


13.8 


12 


8 


1993-94 


4.0 


11.6 


17.4 


9 


6 


11 


5 


14.8 


17 


5 


1994-95 


1.3 


11.5 


16.5 


9 


3 


10 


2 


10.2 


20 


5 


1995-96 


1.6 


10.4 


17.2 


12 


3 


8 


2 


9.2 


15 


4 


1996-97 


3.7 


22.7 


1 1.5 


6 


5 


5 


9 


11.2 


21 


5 


1997-98 


4.3 


13.4 


19.0 


1 1 


3 


7 


8 


9.4 


15 






o 

Qp"! 

19^^ 

273 rn 

16^? 
16j|f 

11 Si 

20.5 ^ 
20.6 
14.8 
17.4 



OS 



- 100.0 
So^ 100.0 



§1.7 > 
-5.0 _ 

-4.6 100.0 
100.0 
100.0 



■> 



^7 

4/ 

5.1 
2.2 
2.4 



CO 
TV 
> 

-< 



100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 



The 1987-88 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^' Includes September. 
Includes July. June included with May. 



BELL PEPPERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 ^' CORRECTED 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars per bushel 










1988-89 


6.25 


5.75 


5.40 


6.00 


8.30 


7.80 


1 1.40 


8.40 


9.15 


7.83 


1989-90 


16.30 


10.00 


7.85 


24.90 


27.40 


8.65 


5.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.41 


1990-91 


13.80 


12.30 


9.10 


8.70 


11.60 


12.50 


13.50 


15.90 


1 1.00 


12.09 


1991-92 


7.43 


6.98 


5.69 


9.30 


15.96 


17.08 


9.80 


5.88 


8.12 


9.45 


1992-93 


8.76 


8.68 


8.51 


7.42 


9.55 


9.86 


15.51 


10.56 


6.89 


9.83 


1993-94 


9.44 


10.70 


10.42 


10.34 


7.87 


8.09 


8.37 


9.72 


7.45 


9.28 


1994-95 


13.13 


12.81 


12.39 


15.82 


14.17 


16.52 


10.62 


7.63 


4/ 


12.03 


1995-96 


10.19 


10.14 


6.24 


9.60 


11.20 


12.99 


9.91 


10.50 


9.50 


9.76 


1996-97 


8.01 


1 1.20 


7.00 


11.79 


10.81 


11.00 


9.21 


9.80 


8.99 


9.91 


1997-98 


12.82 


12.12 


18.23 


11.26 


12.52 


13.24 


15.46 


11.68 


5.91 


13.63 



^' The 1987-88 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^' Includes September. 
Includes July. June included with May. 



31 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 



Acres 



28-lb bushel 



1,000 bushels 



North " 


800 


500 


750 


500 


836 


1,042 


627 


521 


Central 


5,700 


5,250 


5,600 


5,150 


980 


889 


5,489 


4,576 


Southwest 


7,100 


6,850 


6,850 


6,850 


1,120 


1,088 


7,672 


7,450 


Southeast 


6,700 


6,400 


6,600 


6,300 


1,267 


1,181 


8,360 


7,439 


State 


20,300 


19,000 


19,800 


18,800 


1,119 


1,063 


22,148 


19,986 


Sep thru Dec 


7,400 


7,300 


7,300 


7,200 


1,149 


1,020 


8,386 


7,345 


Jan thru Jul 


12,900 


1 1,700 


12,500 


1 1,600 


1,101 


1,090 


13,762 


12,641 



Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1994-95 and 1995-96 CORRECTED 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


North " 
Central 
Southwest 
Southeast 


625 
5,025 
8,575 
7,475 


450 
4,550 
8,600 
7,400 


625 
4,575 
8,100 
7,000 


425 
4,300 
8,350 
7,225 


654 
830 
708 
868 


840 
950 
896 
983 


409 
3,797 
5,736 
6,076 


357 
4,085 
7,480 
7,099 


State 


21,700 


21,000 


20,300 


20,300 


789 


937 


16,018 


19,021 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru Jul 


7,200 
14,500 


7,500 
13,500 


6,500 
13,800 


7,200 
13,100 


722 
821 


771 
1,028 


4,693 
1 1,325 


5,550 
13,471 


^' Includes West. ^' Includes East Central. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 CORRECTED 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Collier 


5,600 


5,900 


4,075 


3,060 


3,800 


1,700 


Dade 


1/ 


1/ 


300 


250 


300 


300 


Hendry 


2,000 


2,800 


2,760 


4,405 


2,400 


3,900 


Hillsborough 


1,400 


1,725 


950 


1,125 


1,150 


900 


Lee 


1,350 


800 


1,265 


1/ 


625 


700 


Manatee 


1,800 


900 


2,450 


1,925 


3,300 


2,700 


Martin 


1/ 


1/ 


600 


1,300 


1,350 


1,750 


Palm Beach (East) 


5,600 


6,100 


6,000 


5,600 


4,510 


4,200 


Other counties 


2,400 


3,175 


1,900 


2,635 


2,365 


2,650 


State 


20,400 


21,400 


20,300 


20,300 


19,800 


18,800 



^' Included in other counties to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



32 







BELL PEPPERS 


: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 












years 1987-88 through 1996-97 " 








Crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


1 Ota! 


year 




























1,000 28-lb bushels 








1987-88 


150 


1,062 


1,797 


1,234 


1,123 


1 ,580 


2,325 


2,657 


1,304 


13,232 


1988-89 


200 


1,380 


1,904 


1,606 


1 ,434 


1 ,874 


2,056 


2,674 


940 


14,068 


1989-90 


250 


1,002 


1 ,688 


582 


304 


1 ,886 


3,278 


3,582 


663 


13,235 


1990-91 


199 


1 O O Q 


2,041 


2,093 


1,333 


1,999 


2,704 


Z,ooU 


381 


14,358 


1 991-92 


530 


2,254 


3,802 


2,073 


1,896 


2,933 


3,639 


3,594 


1 ,345 


22,066 


1992-93 


602 


1,722 


2,596 


2,697 


2,570 


2,489 


2,278 


2,489 


545 


17,988 


1993-94 


946 


2,752 


4,134 


2,287 


2,732 


3,502 


4,1 29 


2,813 


405 


23,700 


1994-95 


205 


1,850 


2,638 


1 ,477 


1,641 


1,641 


3,283 


3,283 


4/ 


16,018 


1995-96 


300 


1 ,you 


3,270 


2,343 


1,562 


1,757 


2,928 


o, yuo 


976 


19,021 


1 996-97 


650 


3,550 


3,972 


1 ,949 


1,754 


3,314 


4,289 


3,060 


449 


22,987 












Percent 










1987-88 


1.1 


8.0 


13.6 


9.3 


8.5 


1 1 .9 


17.6 


20.1 


9.9 


100.0 


1988-89 


1.4 


9.8 


13.6 


1 1 .4 


10.2 


13.3 


14.6 


19.0 


6.7 


100.0 


1989-90 


1.9 


7.6 


1 2.8 


4.4 


2.3 


14.3 


24.8 


27.1 


5.0 


100.0 


1990-91 


1 .4 


Q Ct 


14.2 


14.6 


9.3 


13.9 


18.8 


1 D.D 


2.6 


100.0 


1 991-92 


2.4 


10.2 


17.2 


9.4 


8.6 


13.3 


16.5 


16.3 


6.1 


1 00.0 


1992-93 


3.3 


9.6 


14.4 


15.0 


14.3 


13.8 


12.8 


13.8 


3.0 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.0 


1 1 .6 


17.4 


9.6 


1 1.5 


14.8 


17.5 


1 1 .9 


1.7 


100.0 


1994-95 


1.3 


11.5 


16.5 


9.3 


10.2 


10.2 


20.5 


20.5 


4/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.6 


1 0.4 


17.2 


12.3 


8.2 


9.2 


15.4 


20.6 


5.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


2.8 


15.4 


17.3 


8.5 


7.6 


14.4 


18.7 


13.3 


2.0 


100.0 



The 1987-88 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^' Includes September. 
Includes July. June included with May. 



BELL PEPPERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1987-88 through 1996-97 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Average 












Dollars per bushel 










1987-88 


10.10 


7.10 


6.35 


5.35 


5.55 


6.35 


10.90 


6.25 


5.95 


7.03 


1988-89 


6.25 


5.75 


5.40 


6.00 


8.30 


7.80 


1 1.40 


8.40 


9.15 


7.83 


1989-90 


16.30 


10.00 


7.85 


24.90 


27.40 


8.65 


5.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.41 


1990-91 


13.80 


12.30 


9.10 


8.70 


1 1.60 


12.50 


13.50 


15.90 


1 1 .00 


12.09 


1991-92 


7.43 


6.98 


5.69 


9.30 


15.96 


17.08 


9.80 


5.88 


8.12 


9.45 


1992-93 


8.76 


8.68 


8.51 


7.42 


9.55 


9.86 


15.51 


10.56 


6.89 


9.83 


1993-94 


9.44 


10.70 


10.42 


10.34 


7.87 


8.09 


8.37 


9.72 


7.45 


9.28 


1994-95 


13.13 


12.81 


12.39 


15.82 


14.17 


16.52 


10.62 


7.63 


4/ 


12.03 


1995-96 


10.19 


10.14 


6.24 


9.60 


1 1 .20 


12.99 


9.91 


10.50 


9.50 


9.76 


1996-97 


8.01 


1 1.20 


8.58 


1 1 .79 


10.81 


11.00 


9.21 


9.80 


8.99 


10.05 



^'The 1 987-88 through 1 990-91 crops include a small amount of other varieties. ^' Includes September. ^' Includes 
July. June included with May. 



31 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1995-96 and 1996-97 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1 995-96 


1996-97 


1995-96 


1996-97 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North 
Central 

OUU LI 1 Wco L 

Southeast 


450 
4,550 
8,600 
7,400 


525 
5,475 
7,025 
6,625 


425 
4,300 
8,350 
7,225 


450 
5,300 
6,800 
6,450 


289 
856 
902 
1,064 


831 
990 
1,351 
1,268 


123 

3,680 
7,532 
7,686 


374 
5,249 
9,184 
8,180 


State 


21,000 


19,650 


20,300 


19,000 


937 


1,210 


19,021 


22,987 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru Jul 


7,500 
13,500 


7,300 
12,350 


7,200 
13,100 


7,100 
1 1,900 


771 

1,028 


1,151 
1 ,245 


5,550 
13,471 


8,172 
14,815 



Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1993-94 and 1994-95 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1993-94 


1994-95 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


North " 
Central 
Southwest 
Southeast 


450 
4,600 
9,600 
7,550 


625 
5,025 
8,575 
7,475 


425 
4,125 
9,500 
7,350 


625 
4,575 
8,100 
7,000 


1,435 
792 
1,022 
1,376 


654 
830 
708 
868 


610 
3,268 
9,706 
10,1 16 


409 
3,797 
5,736 
6,076 


State 


22,200 


21,700 


21,400 


20,300 


1,107 


789 


23,700 


16,018 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru Jul 


7,800 
14,400 


7,200 
14,500 


7,700 
13,700 


6,500 
13,800 


1,071 
1,158 


722 
821 


7,832 
15,868 


4,693 
1 1,325 



^' Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1996-97 



Counties 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 








Acres 






Alachua 


600 


1/ 






1; 




Collier 


4,500 


5,600 


5,900 


4,075 


3,060 


2,750 


Dade 


1/ 


1/ 




300 


250 


300 


Hendry 


2,150 


2,000 


2,800 


2,760 


4,405 


3,100 


Hillsborough 


1,350 


1,400 


1,725 


950 


1,125 


1,150 


Lee 


1,600 


1,350 


800 


1,265 


1 




Manatee 


1,400 


1,800 


900 


2,450 


1,925 


2,550 


Martin 


1/ 


1/ 


1 


600 


1,300 


1,350 


Palm Beach (East) 


5,500 


5,600 


6,100 


6,000 


5,600 


4,510 


Sumter 


500 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


1 ; 


Other counties 


3,000 


2,400 


3,175 


1,900 


2,635 


3,290 


State 


20,600 


20,400 


21 ,400 


20,300 


20,300 


19,000 


Included in other counties to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



32 



POTATOES: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1984 through 1998 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 


Production 


Production 


Value 


Value of 


year 


Planted | Harvested 


per acre 


sold 


per cwt 


sales 



Acres Cwt 1,000 cwt Dollars 1,000 dollars 

WINTER: 



1993 


8,700 


9. Ann 


1 sn 


1 R1 9 

1 , O 1 z 


1 R03 


98 1 n 


A9 9?A 


1994 


8,400 


/ , oUU 




1 AHA 


1 TQR 
1 ,OcJD 


1 n 

03 . 1 U 


RA RSA 


1995 


8,300 


D,3UU 


1 /u 


1 1 7*? 


1 1 RR 
1 , 1 DO 


9T Tn 

ZO.oU 


97 1 RO 
Z / , 1 OO 


1996 


8,800 


o, ouu 


9 1 n 
Z 1 u 


1 QA Q 


1 7 

1 , oo / 


9A Rn 

Z'4- . DU 


AR 1 on 

'to, 1 jU 


1997 


9,600 


9,400 


200 


1,880 


1,869 


16.90 


31,596 


1998 


8,500 


8,000 


180 


1,440 


1,431 


30.50 


43,646 


SPRING (HASTINGS): " 














1993 


28,000 


ZD,UUU 


1 on 


A fion 
^,OoU 


/I RRH 


1 1 nn 
1 1 .uu 


r; 1 9Rn 
O 1 ,zdu 


1994 


29,500 


Zc7,UU>J 


9 9n 
zzu 


D,oOU 


D,oDO 


R Rn 

D . DU 


A 1 9QR 


1995 


28,500 




99n 
zzu 


R QAn 
O, 3tU 


R Q 1 R 


R Qn 

U . 3U 


Q/i qnA 


1996 


28,500 




9Tn 


R T9R 

O, OZO 


R 9QQ 


Q Rn 


RQ ,9A1 

O o , OM- 1 


1 QQ7 




23,900 


220 


5,258 


5,237 


10.70 


56,036 


1998 


25,500 


24,500 


235 


5,758 


5,734 


10.70 


61,354 


SPRING (OTHER) 


21 














1993 


8,000 


7 500 


1 85 


1 388 


1 ,377 


2R 20 


34 700 


1 994 


9 700 


9 fiOO 


230 

Z. \J W 


9 208 


9 1 90 


1 40 


99 776 


1995 


10,000 


9 000 






1 87R 


1 1 70 


91 938 


1996 


9,500 


8,000 


180 


1,440 


1,428 


14.80 


21,134 


1997 


9,000 


8,800 


215 


1,892 


1,877 


1 1.80 


22,149 


1998 


10,300 




1 Rn 

1 OU 


1 Rnn 
1 , ouu 


1 RS7 


1 A 7n 


9"^ '^9Q 

ZO,OZo 


ALL SEAbONS: 
















1984 


34,900 


33,600 


236 


7,924 


7,888 


8.90 


70,188 


1985 


35,700 


35,100 


226 


7,930 


7,894 


9.40 


74,323 


1986 


33,400 


'^o finn 


9f;9 

ZDZ 


O, O'f o 


Q RnR 
O, OUD 


7 Qn 

/ . cJU 


R7 7 1 R 
O / , O 1 O 


1987 


36,500 


7nn 


1 QR 


R Q«7 


R QR/1 


1 R An 


1 1 T RRQ 

1 1 o, oo o 


1988 


36,900 


1 nn 


99R 


R 1 7"^ 


O, 1 OM- 


R RR 
O . DO 


AR QRR 

HO, oDD 


1989 


43,600 


42,600 


195 


8,304 


8,261 


15.50 


128,323 


1990 


45,500 


44,700 


219 


9,792 


9,742 


14.40 


139,914 


1991 


43,700 


43,000 


188 


8,082 


8,039 


20.40 


163,964 


1992 


41,200 


40,100 


234 


9,370 


9,323 


9.90 


92,359 


1993 


44,700 


41,900 


181 


7,580 


7,580 


17.00 


128,194 


1994 


47,600 


46,400 


215 


9,992 


9,939 


11.90 


1 18,655 


1995 


46,800 


42,900 


210 


9,003 


8,957 


9.40 


84,010 


1996 


46,800 


44,300 


217 


9,613 


9,564 


13.20 


126,165 


1997 


43,500 


42,100 


214 


9,030 


8,977 


12.20 


109,771 


1998 


44,300 


42,500 


207 


8,798 


8,752 


14.70 


128,329 



" Includes Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns' counties. ^' Includes all other counties in west, north, and central 
areas. 



33 



POTATOES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1 994 through 1 998 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 










1 ,000 cwt 








1994 
1995 
1996 
1997 
1998 


14 
19 
43 


251 
105 
182 
503 
415 


1,238 
408 
564 
808 
673 


2,335 
1,807 
1,368 
2,505 
1,413 

Percent 


4,403 
4,868 
4,964 
4,452 
4,674 


1,698 
1,769 
2,467 
709 
1,534 


9,939 
8,957 
9,564 
8,977 
8,752 


1994 
1995 
1996 
1997 
1998 


0.1 

0.2 
0.5 


2.5 
1.2 
1.9 
5.6 
4.7 


12.5 
4.6 
5.9 
9.0 
7.7 


23.5 
20.2 
14.3 
27.9 
16.2 


44.3 
54.3 
51 .9 
49.6 
53.4 


17.1 
19.7 
25.8 
7.9 
17.5 


100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 


^' includes small quantities sold in July. 














POTATOES: Average value per cwt for all sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1994 through 1998 




Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Average 










Dollars 








1994 
1995 
1996 
1997 
1998 


43.60 
29.70 
33.00 


42.20 
27.70 
26.80 
24.00 
31.50 


35.80 
27.30 
23.90 
14.90 
30.00 


9.30 
14.40 
18.65 
11.30 
16.60 


6.05 
6.70 
9.70 
1 1.00 
10.75 


8.80 
6.40 
9.60 
11.50 
13.20 


1 1 .90 
9.40 
13.20 
12.20 
14.70 



^' Includes small quantities sold in July. 



POTATOES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1993 through 1998 



Counties 


1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 


1997 


1998 








Acres 






Dade 


4,700 


4,300 


3,100 


4,600 


5,600 


5,000 


Flagler 


2,500 


2,600 


2,000 


2,500 


2,800 


2,600 


Putnam 


4,900 


5,400 


5,000 


4,000 


3,700 


3,700 


St. Johns 


18,600 


21,000 


20,000 


21,000 


17,400 


18,200 


Other counties 


1 1,200 


13,100 


12,800 


12,200 


12,600 


13,000 


Winter total 


8,400 


7,800 


6,900 


8,800 


9,400 


8,000 


Spring total 


33,500 


38,600 


36,000 


35,500 


37,700 


34,500 


State total 


41,900 


46,400 


42,900 


44,300 


42,100 


42,500 



34 



RADISHES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per carton 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


1 5-lb carton 


1 ,000 cartons 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1 988-89 


28,200 


27,000 


235 


6,345 


3.15 


19,987 


1989-90 


29,000 


23,000 


350 


8,050 


3.54 


28,497 


1990-91 


26,100 


25,000 


285 


7,125 


4.95 


35,269 


1991-92 


24,900 


22,800 


269 


6,130 


3.52 


21,578 


1992-93 


24,900 


23,800 


261 


6,212 


5.95 


36,961 


1 993-94 


18,000 


17,400 


273 


4,750 


5.45 


25,888 


1 994-95 


19,200 


15,700 


256 


4,01 9 


5.94 


23,873 


1995-96 


13,700 


12,400 


390 


4,836 


4.14 


20,021 


1996-97 


13,500 


11, 300 


340 


3,842 


4.95 


19,018 


1997-98 


13,000 


1 1,200 


299 


3,348 


5.62 


18,816 



RADISHES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 1 5-lb cartons 










1993-94 


90 


499 


755 


689 


708 


969 


608 


266 


166 


4,750 


1994-95 


40 


414 


181 


422 


804 


868 


752 


498 


40 


4,019 


1995-96 


15 


164 


1,199 


532 


624 


754 


774 


672 


102 


4,836 


1996-97 


61 


449 


634 


519 


465 


642 


515 


538 


19 


3,842 


1997-98 


57 


452 


409 


532 


492 


499 


368 


449 


90 


3,348 












Percent 










1993-94 


1.9 


10.5 


15.9 


14.5 


14.9 


20.4 


12.8 


5.6 


3.5 


100.0 


1994-95 


1.0 


10.3 


4.5 


10.5 


20.0 


21.6 


18.7 


12.4 


1.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


0.3 


3.4 


24.8 


1 1.0 


12.9 


15.6 


16.0 


13.9 


2.1 


100.0 


1996-97 


1.6 


11.7 


16.5 


13.5 


12.1 


16.7 


13.4 


14.0 


0.5 


100.0 


1997-98 


1 .7 


13.5 


12.2 


15.9 


14.7 


14.9 


1 1.0 


13.4 


2.7 


100.0 



RADISHES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1993-94 


8.20 


7.30 


5.35 


4.95 


4.30 


4.25 


4.75 


8.50 


10.70 


5.45 


1994-95 


4.70 


6.20 


16.70 


12.30 


5.80 


3.70 


3.40 


4.20 


9.50 


5.94 


1995-96 


6.90 


7.50 


3.70 


4.30 


3.00 


3.40 


3.40 


6.20 


7.30 


4.14 


1996-97 


5.70 


5.45 


5.00 


4.50 


4.50 


4.00 


3.90 


7.20 


8.90 


4.95 


1997-98 


6.60 


5.40 


5.50 


5.20 


5.20 


4.30 


4.30 


8.60 


9.00 


5.62 



35 



SQUASH: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


42-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1983-84 


17,700 


16,800 


177 


2,981 


10.12 


30,173 


1984-85 


17,700 


16,500 


172 


2,829 


11.00 


31,1 19 


1 985-86 


16,700 


15,800 


202 


3,1 92 


1 2.60 


40,219 


1986-87 


16,100 


15,200 


198 


3,010 


12.30 


37,023 


1987-88 


14,700 


14,000 


243 


3,402 


11.80 


40,144 


1988-89 


15,200 


13,650 


277 


3,785 


9.50 


35,958 


1989-90 


13,600 


1 1,700 


340 


3,978 


9.20 


36,598 


1 990-91 


12,500 


1 1,800 


320 


3,776 


1 3.30 


50,221 


1991-92 


14,300 


13,300 


346 


4,602 


10.75 


49,472 


1992-93 


11,200 


10,500 


335 


3,518 


10.85 


38,170 


1993-94 


13,800 


13,300 


342 


4,549 


9.50 


43,216 


1994-95 


12,500 


1 1,900 


264 


3,142 


13.27 


41,686 


1995-96 


10,800 


9,600 


210 


2,016 


13.54 


27,297 


1996-97 


1 1 ,400 


10,900 


285 


3,107 


1 1 .66 


36,228 


1997-98 


13,000 


12,500 


255 


3,188 


17.10 


54,515 



SQUASH: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1 983-84 through 1 997-98 

17 



o 
< 



16 



^ 15 
■D 

TO 14 
c/) 

O 



13 



0) 



11 



10 



Acres 



; Value 



1 / ^ 



I \ "I \ • 

J \ I 

\ I 



\ > 



; / 

// 

/ / 



- 55 



50 



45 



40 



- 35 



30 



c 
o 



CO 

"o 
Q 



25 



83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 



36 



SQUASH: Five-year average of monthly prices and percent 
sold, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 

20 




OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



SQUASH: Production sold, by month, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


year 




























1,000 42-lb bushels 








1993-94 


182 


616 


692 


527 


602 


742 


849 


339 




4,549 


1994-95 


79 


317 


361 


283 


299 


383 


990 


380 


50 


3,142 


1995-96 


48 


171 


333 


174 


169 


226 


377 


409 


109 


2,016 


1996-97 


162 


447 


354 


326 


158 


603 


684 


336 


37 


3,107 


1997-98 


229 


504 


281 


341 


303 


319 


676 


484 


51 


3,188 












Percent 










1993-94 


4.0 


13.5 


15.2 


11.6 


13.2 


16.3 


18.7 


7.5 




100.0 


1994-95 


2.5 


10.1 


1 1 .5 


9.0 


9.5 


12.2 


31.5 


12.1 


1.6 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.4 


8.5 


16.5 


8.6 


8.4 


11.2 


18.7 


20.3 


5.4 


100.0 


1996-97 


5.2 


14.4 


1 1 .4 


10.5 


5.1 


19.4 


22.0 


10.8 


1 .2 


100.0 


1997-98 


7.2 


15.8 


8.8 


10.7 


9.5 


10.0 


21 .2 


15.2 


1 .6 


100.0 



37 



SQUASH: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1 993-94 


7.95 


1 6.83 


6.37 


1 0.87 


6.54 


10.80 


7 43 


8 






1994-95 


22.80 


14.10 


16.10 


20.20 


15.40 


14.90 


9.50 


9.00 


15.00 


13.27 


1995-96 


12.10 


12.90 


9.45 


18.40 


15.40 


14.00 


13.30 


13.90 


15.50 


13.54 


1996-97 


12.50 


1 1 .60 


10.40 


12.20 


19.40 


10.40 


13.00 


8.05 


10.90 


1 1.66 


1997-98 


10.95 


14.95 


19.80 


32.30 


19.75 


22.45 


15.35 


8.15 


6.70 


17.10 



SQUASH: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97, 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




42-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


West and North 


650 


700 


650 


700 


320 


224 


208 


157 


North Central 


400 


500 


400 


500 


300 


214 


120 


107 


East and West Central 


1,600 


1,700 


1,500 


1,600 


206 


225 


309 


360 


Southwest 


1,800 


2,500 


1,600 


2,500 


320 


230 


512 


529 


Southeast 


6,950 


7,600 


6,750 


7,400 


290 


275 


1,958 


2,035 


State 


1 1,400 


13,000 


10,900 


12,500 


285 


255 


3,107 


3,188 



SQUASH: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Alachua 


150 


150 


150 


250 


300 


250 


Collier 


1,000 


1,100 


1,250 


650 


800 


900 


Dade 


3,700 


5,300 


5,150 


4,600 


6,450 


7,050 


Hardee 


1/ 


1/ 


450 


350 


350 


350 


Hendry 


1/ 


1/ 


600 


300 


250 


500 


Hillsborough 


400 


400 


400 


500 


600 


600 


Lee 


1,100 


2,200 


1,600 


1,150 


450 


1,150 


Madison 










200 


200 


Manatee 










300 


300 


Marion 


150 


150 


100 






1/ 


Palm Beach (East) 


400 


400 


300 


300 


200 


200 


Other counties 


3,500 


3,600 


1,900 


1,500 


1,000 


1,000 


State 


10,500 


13,300 


1 1 ,900 


9,600 


10,900 


12,500 


^' Included in other counties. 



38 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



C^rnn 


Acreage 


Yield 


Production 


Value 


Total value 


year 


Planted 


Harvested 


per acre 


per flat 




Acres 


12-lb flat 


1,000 flats 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1983-84 


5,200 


5,100 


1,417 


7,225 


5.38 


38,842 


1984-85 


5,300 


5,300 


1,667 


8,833 


6.94 


61,268 


1 yoo-oD 


5,000 


4,900 




7 

/ , o o o 


O . Dt 


en 1 R7 


1986-87 


4,900 


4,900 


1,876 


9,192 


7.30 




1987-88 


5,000 


5,000 


2,083 


10,417 


7.09 




1988-89 


5,300 


5,300 


2,167 


1 1,483 


8.03 


92,188 


1989-90 


5,400 


5,300 


1,833 


9,717 


7.75 


75,324 


1 QQn Q 1 


5,500 


5,500 




1 1 r>nr» 


/ . / Z 


O/l P7R 


1991-92 


5,400 


5,400 


2,500 


13,500 


8.06 


108,810 


1992-93 


5,800 


5,800 


2,333 


13,533 


8.96 


121,313 


1993-94 


5,800 


5,800 


2,417 


14,017 


7.24 


101,425 


1994-95 


6,000 


6,000 


2,333 


14,000 


8.47 


1 18,608 


1995-96 


6,000 


6,000 


2,167 


13,000 


8.66 


112,632 


1996-97 


6,100 


6,100 


2,417 


14,742 


9.91 


146,119 


1997-98 


6,200 


6,200 


2,167 


13,433 


12.00 


161,200 



STRAWBERRIES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


Total 








1,000 12-lb flats 






1993-94 


981 


1,682 


3,084 


7,569 


701 


14,017 


1994-95 


1,120 


1,540 


1,680 


5,880 


3,780 


14,000 


1995-96 


1,170 


1,950 


3,120 


5,460 


1,300 


13,000 


1996-97 


1,327 


2,359 


6,486 


4,570 


2/ 


14,742 


1997-98 


1,324 


2,418 


3,761 


4,587 


1,343 


13,433 








Percent 






1993-94 


7.0 


12.0 


22.0 


54.0 


5.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


8.0 


11.0 


12.0 


42.0 


27.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


9.0 


15.0 


24.0 


42.0 


10.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


9.0 


16.0 


44.0 


31.0 




100.0 


1997-98 


10.0 


18.0 


28.0 


34.0 


10.0 


100.0 



^' November included. ^' Combined with March. Less than 0.5 percent 



39 



STRAWBERRIES: Average value per flat for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr " 


Average 








Dollars 






1 QQT Q/1 




y . / 1 


7.08 


5.69 


4.84 


7.24 


1994-95 


15.48 


15.72 


11.04 


6.72 


5.04 


8.47 


1995-96 


17.28 


1 1 .16 


9.36 


6.12 


6.12 


8.66 


1996-97 


19.20 


1 1.64 


8.52 


8.28 


2; 


9.91 


1997-98 


22.08 


12.36 


12.96 


8.64 


10.20 


12.00 



Includes May. ^ Combined with March. 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97, 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




12-lb flat 


1,000 flats 


North 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,200 


2,100 


660 


630 


Central 


5,500 


5,600 


5,500 


5,600 


2,435 


2,168 


13,392 


12,143 


South 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,300 


2,200 


690 


660 


State 


6,100 


6,200 


6,100 


6,200 


2,417 


2,167 


14,742 


13,433 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1 992-93 through 1 997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 










Acres 






Dade & Broward 


200 


200 


200 




200 


200 


200 


Hillsborough & Manatee 


5,100 


5,100 


5,300 




5,300 


5,400 


5,500 


Other counties 


500 


500 


500 




500 


500 


500 


State 


5,800 


5,800 


6,000 




6,000 


6,100 


6,200 



40 



TOMATOES:Acreage, fresh market production, and value, Florida, crop 
years 1983-84 through 1997-98 " 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yi pIH nor 

acre 


Production ^' 


carton 


Total value ^' 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


25-lb 


1 ,000 




1 ,000 dollars 


1983-84 


49,300 


47,600 


1,128 


53,712 


6.83 


366,853 


1984-85 


49,400 


47,400 


1,223 


57,976 


5.74 


332,782 


1985-86 


48,700 


48,200 


1,243 


59,904 


7.62 


456,468 


1 986-87 


Oo,d(JL) 


bo,o(JL) 


1 ,241 


66,1 23 


7.78 


514,437 


1987-88 


57,000 


56,800 


1 ,344 


76,333 


7.00 


534,321 


1988-89 


62,500 


60,700 


1,207 


73,288 


9.37 


686,884 


1989-90 ^' 


55,800 


51,600 


1,169 


60,336 


7.29 


439,686 


1990-91 


50,500 


50,400 


1,278 


64,430 


9.40 


605,507 


1991-92 


52,000 


52,000 


1 ,591 


82,736 


8.81 


728,594 


1992-93 


48,400 


48,400 


1,483 


71,767 


8.70 


624,235 


1 993-94 


50,600 


50,600 


1 ,294 


65,483 


7.14 


467,541 




49,000 


49,000 


1 TTD 


RR 1 ft? 






1995-96 


46,400 


45,500 


1,250 


56,866 


7.82 


444,470 


1996-97 


37,500 


37,300 


1,468 


54,750 


8.08 


442,410 


1997-98 


40,400 


40,400 


1,366 


55,205 


8.57 


473,307 


includes round and plum or pear-shaped varieties, and U-Pic. 


^' Fresh market only. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 



cartons not harvested due to low spring prices. 

PRINCIPAL TOMATO PRODUCING AREAS 



I Dade 

Florida City 
Goulds 
Homestead 
Perrine 

II East Coast 

Ft. Pierce 
Jupiter 

Osceola County 
Pompano Beach 
Stuart 

III Southwest 

Bonita Springs 

Immokalee 

Naples 




41 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Harvested acreage and value 
of production, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 

52 n r 480 



50 



48 

■D 

I 46 
1 44 



(/) AO 

(D 
O 

< 40 



38 



36 



\ Acres 



Value 



470 



460 



450 



440 



o 



c/) 

"o 

Q 



93-94 



^95 



95-96 



96-97 



97-98 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Five-year average of monthly prices 
and percent sold, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 

20 





12 




11 - 


c 


10 - 


o 






9 - 






o 




u_ 


8 - 


<D 


Q. 




(/) 


7 - 


TO 






6 


"o 




Q 





5 
4 
3 




/ Percent 



OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



42 



TOMATOES: Production, monthly, for fresh market, Florida, 
crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


year 




























1 ,000 25-lb cartons 








1988-89 


512 


10,277 


8,983 


8,1 16 


5,684 


13,457 


7,894 


17,007 


1,458 


73,288 


1 989-90 ^' 


723 


10,1 25 


8,980 


1 ,509 


906 


8,874 


13,462 


1 5,274 


483 


60 336 


1990-91 


1,544 


6,367 


12,541 


10,198 


5,737 


6,692 


7,01 1 


1 1,791 


2,549 


64,430 


1991-92 


3,312 


7,287 


10,103 


1 1,427 


7,346 


7,346 


17,141 


14,692 


4,082 


82,736 


1992-93 


1,398 


4,965 


15,035 


6,386 


6,678 


1 1,032 


7,403 


9,435 


9,435 




1993-94 


3,066 


6,772 


8,433 


6,693 


6,173 


7,685 


10,212 


1 1,044 


5,405 


65,483 


1 QQ4 


3,062 


9,851 


7,855 


7,782 


7,185 


6,532 


9,200 


1 3,71 6 


4/ 


65,1 83 


1995-96 


1,474 


6,481 


7,770 


9,274 


4,637 


2,319 


6,373 


12,745 


5,793 


56,866 


\ \J\J \J f 


? 896 

£- , kJ <J \J 


6,949 


6,950 


7,833 


2,797 


3,917 


10,343 


9,254 


3,81 1 


54,750 


1997-98 


3,330 


7,097 


6,498 


7,887 


4,294 


4,660 


7,194 


8,935 


5,310 


55,205 












Percent 










1988-89 


0.6 


13.9 


12.3 


11.1 


7.8 


18.4 


10.8 


23.1 


2.0 


100.0 


1 989-90 


1 .2 


1 6.8 


14.9 


2.5 


1.5 


14.7 


22.3 


25.3 


0.8 


1 00.0 


1990-91 


2.4 


9.9 


19.5 


15.8 


8.9 


10.4 


10.9 


18.3 


3.9 


100.0 


1991-92 


4.0 


8.8 


12.2 


13.8 


8.9 


8.9 


20.7 


17.8 


4.9 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.9 


6.9 


20.9 


8.9 


9.3 


15.4 


10.3 


13.2 


13.2 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.7 


10.3 


12.9 


10.2 


9.4 


1 1 .7 


15.6 


16.9 


8.3 


100.0 




4 7 




19 1 


1 1 9 


11.0 


10.0 


14.1 


91 


4/ 


1 no 


1995-96 


2.6 


1 1 .4 


13.7 


16.3 


8.2 


4.1 


1 1.2 


22.3 


10.2 


100.0 


1996-97 


5.3 


12.7 


12.7 


14.3 


5.1 


7.2 


18.8 


16.9 


7.0 


100.0 


1997-98 


6.0 


12.9 


11.8 


14.3 


7.8 


8.4 


13.0 


16.2 


9.6 


100.0 



^' Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons not harvested due to low spring 
prices. June included with May. 



TOMATOES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1988-89 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Average 












Dollars per carton 










1988-89 


9.00 


7.20 


3.93 


10.85 


11.30 


8.53 


13.95 


10.90 


1.12 


9.37 


1989-90 


9.15 


6.70 


10.23 


29.00 


24.40 


8.08 


3.65 


5.50 


5.50 


7.29 


1990-91 


6.08 


6.20 


7.35 


5.78 


7.90 


1 1.00 


12.33 


14.15 


13.05 


9.40 


1991-92 


7.21 


6.00 


3.85 


10.13 


19.00 


20.18 


8.10 


4.18 


4.50 


8.81 


1992-93 


14.90 


10.05 


8.58 


9.58 


5.48 


5.30 


1 1 .30 


14.43 


5.13 


8.70 


1993-94 


4.45 


7.05 


14.40 


10.38 


4.83 


6.13 


4.14 


5.14 


7.25 


7.14 


1994-95 


8.61 


8.22 


9.36 


10.28 


7.45 


9.28 


5.13 


3.68 


31 


7.25 


1995-96 


7.15 


9.90 


6.23 


4.60 


10.00 


20.43 


12.62 


5.90 


5.08 


7.82 


1996-97 


7.33 


7.43 


7.68 


8.03 


1 1 .48 


14.35 


6.23 


7.75 


7.53 


8.08 


1997-98 


7.52 


1 1 .24 


10.19 


6.60 


1 1 .00 


8.50 


9.30 


6.79 


31 


8.57 



Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' June included with May. 



43 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


West, North, and 
North Central 


2,800 


Acres 
3,250 2,800 


3,250 


25-lb cartons 
1,177 1,325 


1 ,000 cartons 
3,295 4,307 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


1 2,400 


12,900 


1 2,400 


12,900 


1 ,785 


1 ,451 


22,1 28 


1 8,71 9 


East Coast 


4,100 


4,800 


4,100 


4,800 


1,848 


1,396 


7,575 


6,701 


Southwest 


14,900 


15,650 


14,700 


15,650 


1,155 


1,333 


16,985 


20,862 


Dade 


3,300 


3,800 


3,300 


3,800 


1,445 


1,215 


4,767 


4,616 


State 


37,500 


40,400 


37,300 


40,400 


1,468 


1,366 


54,750 


55,205 


Oct thru Dec 


13,400 


15,300 


13,400 


15,300 


1,253 


1,106 


16,795 


16,925 


Jan thru Jul 


24,100 


25,100 


23,900 


25,100 


1,588 


1,525 


37,955 


38,280 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1994-95 and 1995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


West, North, and 
North Central 


3,650 


Acres 
4,300 3,650 


4,300 


25-lb cartons 
1,406 1,402 


1 ,000 cartons 
5,133 6,028 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


15,750 


15,100 


15,750 


14,700 


1,476 


1,400 


23,240 


20,581 


East Coast 


6,200 


4,900 


6,200 


4,700 


1,112 


1,341 


6,897 


6,304 


Southwest 


19,000 


18,300 


19,000 


18,000 


1,229 


1,043 


23,357 


18,776 


Dade 


4,400 


3,800 


4,400 


3,800 


1 ,490 


1,362 


6,556 


5,177 


State 


49,000 


46,400 


49,000 


45,500 


1,330 


1,250 


65,183 


56,866 


Oct thru Dec 


18,600 


18,300 


18,600 


18,100 


1,117 


869 


20,768 


15,725 


Jan thru Jul 


30,400 


28,100 


30,400 


27,400 


1,461 


1,501 


44,415 


41,141 



44 



TOMATOES: Acreage harvested, for fresh market, selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



Counties 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1996-97 


1997-98 








Acres 






Broward 


450 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


1 2,900 


1 2,750 


10,325 


10,400 


o iz r\r\ 

o,oOO 


o o c 

o,3b0 


Dade 


5,600 


5, 1 00 


4,400 


3,800 


3,300 


3,800 


Gadsden 


3,000 


2,950 


2,750 


2,950 


2,200 


3,1 00 


Hendry 


3,950 


5,050 


5,200 


4,1 25 


3,300 


4,075 


Hillsborough 


3,025 


2,525 


3,150 


3,400 


3,200 


4,220 


Lee 


2,800 


3,000 


2,725 


2,475 


2, 1 00 


1 ,770 


Manatee 


9,200 


1 0,375 


12,000 


10,900 


8,900 


8,435 


Martin 


1,100 


1,100 


1,175 


925 


900 


980 


Palm Beach 


3,450 


2,800 


2,900 


2,300 


2,000 


2,400 


St Lucie 


500 


1,200 


1,325 


725 


800 


900 


Other counties 




Q "7 c;n 


3,050 


3,500 


1 nn 
1 uu 


z,o /u 


State 


48,400 


50,600 


49,000 


45,500 


37,300 


40,400 



^' Included in other counties. 



TOMATOES: Percent of acreage harvested, by variety, by growing 
area, south Florida, 1996-97 and 1997-98 " 



Variety 


All areas 


Dade 


East Coast 


Southwest 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 














Percent 


















Agriset 


34.8 


21 .5 


10.0 


5 


6 


33.9 


24 


7 


49 





31 


8 


24 


4 


12.4 


FL 47 


1 .3 


14.5 


0.0 


31 


9 


0.0 


14 


4 








14 


2 


3 


6 


10.1 


Solar Mars 


9.6 


1 1 .7 


7.2 





7 


37.9 


38 


2 


4 


1 


4 


4 


7 


4 


13.5 


Sunbeams 


9.9 


10.1 


3.6 


7 


9 


1.2 








1 


8 


2 


8 


24 


9 


23.7 


All BHN 


1 1 .8 


11.5 


0.0 








0.0 








20 


2 


22 





8 


6 


6.8 


Solar Set 


12.2 


7.3 


15.2 


5 


6 


17.7 


4 


1 


10 


5 


7 


5 


1 1 


6 


8.8 


Sanibel 


0.0 


6.3 


0.0 


1 1 


2 


0.0 


8 


6 








8 


3 








1 .6 


Sunpride 


1 .8 


3.5 


0.0 








0.0 








2 


8 


1 


5 


1 


6 


8.5 


Flora Set 


2.7 


2.6 


0.0 








0.0 








2 


3 


2 


9 


4 


8 


4.0 


Sunny 


3.2 


1 .4 


0.0 





5 


7.6 


5 


9 


5 


2 


1 


4 








0.0 


Sun Leaper 


0.0 


1 .2 


0.0 


7 


6 


0.0 














1 











0.0 


XPH 10035 


0.0 


1 .2 


0.0 








0.0 


3 


2 








1 


1 








0.9 


Other Varieties^' 


12.7 


7.2 


64.0 


29 


.0 


1 .7 





9 


4 


1 


1 


1 


13 


1 


9.7 


All Varieties 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100 





100.0 


100 





100 





100 





100 





100.0 



^' Excludes plum varieties. ^' Includes varieties representing less than one percent for any area and any unknown 
varieties. For 1996-97, other includes Duke, Equinox, FTE 24, and other experimental or proprietary varieties. 
For 1997-98, other includes Majesty, Olympia, Flavr Savr, Cobia, Lenor, Bonita, Teresa, Mt. Delight, Merced, Mt. 
Pride, Colonial, Floridade, FTE 24, Equinox, Duke, and other experimental or proprietary varieties. 



45 



WATERMELONS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1983-84 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1 f\J\J\J OWL 


Pin 1 1 p TQ 

1 1 CI 1 


1 nnO Hnllarc 
1 fKJKJKJ uoiidrs 


1983-84 


64,000 


60,000 


167 


10,020 


6.20 


62,124 


1984-85 


59,000 


54,000 


166 


8,964 


5.95 


53,336 


1 985-86 


53 550 


47 550 


1 84 


8 74<3 




0*+, o\j\j 


1 986-87 


54,900 


46,100 


1 57 


7 238 


9 64 


\J<Jf/ / H- 


1 987-88 


57,500 


49,800 


1 85 


9 913 


Ft 7q 


Z , U vJ D 


1988-89 


58,000 


50,000 


170 


8,500 


5.30 


45,050 


1989-90 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.15 


64,350 


1 990-91 


46,000 


36,000 


1 95 


7 01 1 




ftO 7fi7 


1 991-92 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7 35 


Rfi 1 RO 


1 992-93 


42,000 


37,000 


225 


8 325 


8 no 


fifi Finn 


1 993-94 


40,000 


37,000 


230 


8,51 


6.80 


57,868 


1994-95 


37,000 


33,000 


250 


8I25O 


7.60 


62,700 


1995-96 


40,000 


34,000 


210 


7,140 


7.00 


49,980 


1996-97 


33,000 


30,000 


250 


7,500 


7.30 


54,750 


1997-98 


35,000 


32,000 


225 


7,200 


8.35 


60,120 



WATERMELONS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1993-94 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 








1 ,000 cwt 






1993-94 


681 


3,829 


3,915 


85 


8,510 


1994-95 


198 


4,084 


3,943 


25 


8,250 


1995-96 




2,785 


3,855 


500 


7,140 


1996-97 


1,140 


3,435 


2,603 


322 


7,500 


1997-98 


43 


3,053 


3,960 
Percent 


144 


7,200 


1993-94 


8.0 


45.0 


46.0 


1.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


2.4 


49.5 


47.8 


0.3 


100.0 


1995-96 




39.0 


54.0 


7.0 


100.0 


1996-97 


15.2 


45.8 


34.7 


4.3 


100.0 


1997-98 


0.6 


42.4 


55.0 


2.0 


100.0 




WATERMELONS: 


Average value per cwt for fresh market sales, monthly. 






Florida, crop years 1993-94 through 1997-98 




Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 








Dollars 






1993-94 


8.00 


7.50 


5.90 


7.00 


6.80 


1994-95 


15.00 


8.20 


6.60 


5.70 


7.60 


1995-96 




10.20 


5.05 


4.20 


7.00 


1996-97 


10.65 


7.20 


5.95 


7.40 


7.30 


1997-98 


16.00 


11.10 


6.20 


6.70 


8.35 



46 



WATERMELONS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1996-97 and 1997-98 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 


1996-97 


1997-98 






Acres 




Cwt 


1,000 cwt 


West 


3,300 


3,500 


2,800 


3,000 


165 


179 


462 


537 


North 


10,400 


1 1,000 


9,400 


10,000 


275 


161 


2,586 


1,610 


Central 


9,800 


10,300 


8,800 


9,300 


240 


220 


2,1 12 


2,046 


South 


9,500 


10,200 


9,000 


9,700 


260 


310 


2,340 


3,007 


State 


33,000 


35,000 


30,000 


32,000 


250 


225 


7,500 


7,200 



WATERMELONS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1992-93 through 1997-98 



CM 1 fTt"ioc 


I O Z/ C70 


1 QQQ.QA 

I J Zf \J C7*-r 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 qq«.q7 


1 qq7_qQ 








Acres 






Alachua 


3,000 


3,000 


2,400 


1,600 


1,400 


1,500 


h a rl nl't'o 

^1 Id 1 1 U L LO 


1 200 


1 500 


1,300 


1,400 


1 200 


1 300 

1 / vJ W W 


Collier 


3,600 


4,000 


2,800 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


Columbia 


1,500 


1,500 


1,200 


1,300 


1,200 


1,300 


DeSoto 


2,000 


1,900 


1,800 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


Dixie 


700 


600 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Gilchrist 


2,700 


2,700 


2,200 


1,900 


1,700 


1,800 


Hardee 


1,200 


1,100 


1,000 


1,200 


1,100 


1,200 


Hendry 


2,500 


2,900 


2,700 


2,800 


2,500 


2,600 


Holmes 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 


Jackson 


1,600 


1,500 


1,300 


1,400 


1,200 


1,300 


Jefferson 


900 


700 


600 


500 


400 


400 


Lafayette 


900 


900 


800 




1/ 


1/ 


Lee 


1,600 


1,400 


1,000 


800 


800 


1,000 


Levy 


2,600 


2,500 


2,500 


2,500 


2,200 


2,300 


Manatee 


2,700 


3,000 


3,000 


3,200 


2,800 


2,800 


Marion 


1,200 


1,000 


1,500 


1,700 


1,500 


1,600 


Sumter 


2,300 


1,900 


1,400 


1,000 


900 


900 


Suwannee 


2,000 


1,800 


1,600 


1,800 


1,600 


1,700 


Washington 


900 


800 


700 


700 


700 


700 


Other counties 


1,400 


1,800 


2,700 


6,100 


5,100 


5,700 


State 


37,000 


37,000 


33,000 


34,000 


30,000 


32,000 



^' Included in other counties. 



47 



Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by 
months and all methods of shipment for Florida, crop year 1997-98 



Commodity 


1997 


1998 


UCT 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


heb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 


Vegetables: 












1 ,000 cwt 










Snap beans 


21 


1 59 


1 04 


1 1 4 


1 07 


161 


338 


148 


2 





1,154 


Cabbage 





7 


1 1 7 


286 


213 


507 


631 


174 








1,935 


Carrots 








1 3 


78 


50 


79 


144 


46 


20 





430 


Celery 








2 


7 


2 


2 


70 


94 


38 





215 


Chinese cabbage 


1 


2 


5 


1 2 


9 


17 


17 


4 








67 


Sweet corn 


1 9 7 


216 


1 76 


281 


262 


431 


1,266 


2,021 


734 


4 


5,588 


Cucumbers 


Z 1 U 


2ob 


1 IT 
1 00 


30 


5 


44 


434 


589 


48 





1,804 


Eggplant 


1 
zl 


o2 


zo 


35 


1 4 


17 


30 


64 


49 





290 


Endive-Escarole 


3 


20 


1 5 


25 


26 


28 


34 


1 5 








1 66 


Lettuce 


z 


1 


9 


40 


38 


A 1 
^ 1 


Q"7 

y / 


1 4 








254 


Okra 


5 


2 


1 











3 


9 








20 


Parsley 





—7 

7 


9 


1 1 


1 1 


9 


1 1 


7 


2 





67 


Green peppers 


97 


347 


376 


480 


333 


4U \ 


/I 


589 


81 





3 23R 


Radishes 


9 


28 


18 


27 


30 


/ 


Q 1 
1 


19 


2 





201 


Squash 


54 


1 1 2 


55 


68 


55 


64 


153 


1 01 


7 





669 


Tomatoes 


851 


1 ,586 


2,251 


1 ,555 


937 


1,218 


1,730 


2, 1 61 


1 599 

1 1 \J \J \J 


q 


1 3 897 


Cherry tomatoes 


36 


' 60 


45 


40 


31 


38 


61 


79 


47 





437 


Other vegetables 


12 


24 


17 


30 


17 


22 


29 


40 


6 





197 


Total vegetables 


1,519 


2,901 


3,399 


3,1 19 


2,140 


3,1 16 


5,613 


6,174 


2,635 


13 


30,629 


Potatoes 











213 


244 


410 


950 


4,103 


1,363 





7,093 


Strawberries 








108 


180 


280 


346 


102 











1,016 


Watermelons 




















34 


2,371 


2,995 


282 


5,682 


Total 


1,519 


2,901 


3,507 


3,322 


2,664 


3,872 


6,699 


12,648 


6,993 


295 


44,420 



SNAP BEANS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 



Method 






















of 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


shipment 























1,000 bushels 



1994-95 


Truck 


32 


297 


298 


279 


243 


392 


569 


259 


4 2,373 


1995-96 


Truck 


26 


255 


299 


245 


153 


195 


521 


403 


18 2,115 


1996-97 


Truck 


43 


635 


578 


418 


52 


601 


582 


383 


7 3,299 


1997-98 


Truck 


71 


530 


346 


381 


357 


538 


1,126 


493 


7 3,849 


CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 


Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


1994-95 


Truck 






51 


1 ,000 crates 
259 331 602 


522 


99 


2 


1,866 


1995-96 


Truck 




3 


66 


314 


396 


564 


671 


351 


1 1 


2,376 


1996-97 


Truck 


1 


15 


331 


1,075 


1,197 


1,680 


1,248 


300 




5,847 


1997-98 


Truck 




14 


233 


572 


425 


1,014 


1,261 


348 




3,867 



48 



CARROTS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



y63r 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 








1,000 sacks " 










1994-95 


Piggy-back 





- 


7 


5 


2 


3 





17 




Truck 


8 


40 


94 


108 


81 


80 


14 


425 




Tnta! 

1 LCI I 


8 


40 


101 


1 13 


83 


83 


14 


442 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 





5 




4 











9 




Truck 


43 


47 


49 


93 


115 


26 


16 


389 




Total 


43 


52 


49 


97 


115 


26 


16 


398 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 





13 


13 


7 





5 


-- 


38 




Truck 


99 


290 


284 


31 1 


285 


277 


41 


1,587 




Total 


99 


303 


297 


318 


285 


282 


41 


1,625 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 




3 


2 


4 


16 


1 




26 




Truck 


28 


160 


103 


161 


283 


95 


42 


872 




Total 


28 


163 


105 


165 


299 


96 


42 


898 



^ Fresh-mini sack equals 15 pounds, fresh-other equals 48 pounds. Piggyback varies according to mix of 
these varieties. 



CELERY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 




6 
6 




32 
32 


46 
46 


1 

129 
130 


1 ,000 crates 

5 9 
191 285 
196 294 


9 

215 
224 


32 
32 




24 
936 
960 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 




2 
2 




5 
50 
55 


7 

114 
121 


8 

103 
1 1 1 


14 
189 
203 


6 

242 
248 


8 

142 
150 


47 
47 




48 
889 
937 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 








4 
91 
95 


8 

359 
367 


9 

346 
355 


9 

371 
380 


14 
321 
335 


6 

284 
290 


25 
25 




50 
1,797 
1,847 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 








4 
4 


2 
10 
12 


2 
1 

3 


2 
1 
3 


7 

110 
117 


17 
140 
157 


2 
62 
64 




36 
324 
360 


CHINESE CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 


Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 




















1,000 crates 










1994-95 




Truck 








2 


19 


15 


29 


38 


49 


1 1 




163 


1995-96 




Truck 








3 


16 


24 


17 


35 


41 


24 


2 


162 


1996-97 




Truck 




1 




6 


9 


19 


19 


37 


43 


9 




143 


1997-98 




Truck 




1 




4 


10 


24 


18 


33 


34 


7 




131 



49 



SWEET CORN: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 



methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


iVlethod of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 












1 994-95 


Piaav-back 












3 


1 O 


1 9 


1 o 




f 1 




Truck 


1 28 


1 52 


65 


102 


83 


334 


1 396 

1 , O C/ VJ 


7 824. 




1 90 


0,000 




Total 


128 


152 


65 


102 


83 


337 


1,409 


2,836 


775 


120 


6,007 


1 995-96 


Piaav-back 








1 


1 






q 




A 
*+ 


OO 




Truck 


1 73 


1 47 


1 95 


1 46 


249 


215 


861 


y 945 


1 486 




O, D I O 




Total 


173 


147 


195 


147 


250 


215 


861 


2,954 


1,506 


203 


6,651 


1 996-97 


Piggy-back 


3 




1 






1 


1 1 


30 


1 1 


1 


R7 
o / 




Truck 


314 


435 


51 1 


478 


229 


740 


4,254 


9 938 


1 R34. 


\J O Zf 


1 1 7Q9 




Total 


317 


435 


512 


478 


229 


741 


4^265 


2,968 


1 ,545 


369 


1 1 ,859 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 


1 


2 


3 


1 




1 


4 


30 


34 




76 




Truck 


468 


513 


416 


669 


624 


1,025 


3,01 1 


4,783 


1,714 


10 


13,233 




Total 


469 


515 


419 


670 


624 


1,026 


3,015 


4,813 


1,748 


10 


13,309 



^' Includes September shipments. 



CUCUMBERS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 cartons 










1994-95 


Piggy-back ^' 














6 






6 




Truck 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


892 


876 


127 


3,436 




Total 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


898 


876 


127 


3,442 




Piggy-back ^' 




1 


1 










1 




3 


1995-96 


Truck 


212 


514 


457 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,340 


207 


3,516 




Total 


212 


515 


458 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,341 


207 


3,519 


1996-97 


Piggy-back ^' 












2 




1 




3 




Truck 


295 


827 


394 


125 


48 


635 


818 


644 


110 


3,896 




Total 


295 


827 


394 


125 


48 


637 


818 


645 


110 


3,899 


1997-98 


Piggy-back ^' 
















1 




1 




Truck 


382 


520 


287 


54 


9 


80 


789 


1,069 


87 


3,277 




Total 


382 


520 


287 


54 


9 


80 


789 


1,070 


87 


3,278 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Process included with fresh. 



EGGPLANT: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 










1994-95 


Truck 


44 


110 


101 


94 


72 


37 


138 


187 


59 


1 


843 


1995-96 


Truck 


34 


85 


125 


80 


36 


38 


78 


171 


116 


3 


766 


1996-97 


Truck 


97 


169 


119 


104 


91 


205 


327 


320 


157 




1,589 


1997-98 


Truck 


63 


96 


86 


106 


43 


51 


92 


195 


148 




880 



^' Includes September shipments. 



50 



ESCAROLE-ENDIVE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1994-95 


Truck 


~ 


11 


47 


39 


46 


75 


121 


44 


2 


385 


1995-96 


Truck 


~ 


33 


72 


61 


56 


79 


63 


43 


- 


407 


1996-97 


Truck 


10 


79 


153 


127 


114 


154 


159 


66 




862 


1997-98 


Truck 


1 1 


81 


60 


100 


105 


113 


136 


58 




664 



LETTUCE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 throughl 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons " 






1996-97 


Truck 






















Iceberg 




2 


46 


41 


37 


40 


35 


2 


203 




Romaine 


15 


40 


76 


64 


45 


95 


61 


12 


408 




Other 


4 


21 


49 


36 


36 


49 


39 


5 


239 




Total 


19 


63 


171 


141 


118 


184 


135 


19 


850 


1997-98 


Truck 






















Iceberg 




2 


1 


32 


34 


34 


102 


10 


215 




Romaine 


7 


31 


23 


52 


45 


65 


128 


32 


383 




Other 


3 


28 


18 


62 


55 


49 


93 


15 


323 




Total 


10 


61 


42 


146 


134 


148 


323 


57 


921 



Average weight per carton estimated at: Iceberg, 50 pounds; Romaine, 22 pounds; and other, 20 pounds. 



OKRA: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul ^' 


Total 


1994-95 


Truck 


9 


19 


11 


10 


1,000 bushels 
9 14 


22 


40 


22 


17 


173 


1995-96 


Truck 


24 


20 


16 


6 


4 


5 


11 


52 


39 


20 


197 


1996-97 


Truck 


27 


24 


7 






3 


32 


24 






117 


1997-98 


Truck 


15 


7 


3 








10 


31 






66 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Includes any August shipments. 



51 



PARSLEY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method 
of 

shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 


1994-95 


Truck 


1 


10 


16 


20 


1,000 crates 
21 31 


33 


12 


- 


144 


1995-96 


Truck 


— 


11 


39 


20 


21 


23 


25 


20 


— 


159 


1996-97 


Truck 


6 


61 


73 


57 


47 


55 


68 


43 




410 


1997-98 


Truck 




32 


44 


51 


50 


43 


50 


34 


9 


313 



GREEN PEPPERS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1,000 crates 








1994-95 


Piggy-back 














6 


1 




7 




Truck 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,397 


1,419 


156 - 


7,040 




Total 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,403 


1,420 


156 - 


7,047 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 






1 










3 




4 




Truck 


58 


464 


1,297 


1,110 


735 


828 


1 ,449 


1,897 


424 - 


8,262 




Total 


58 


464 


^1,298 


1,110 


735 


828 


1 ,449 


1,900 


424 - 


8,266 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 












7 


12 


26 


12 - 


57 




Truck 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,071 


2,687 


1,858 


281 - 


12,724 




Total 


326 


1,580 


1,621 


1,201 


1,099 


2,078 


2,699 


1,884 


293 - 


12,781 


1997-98 


Truck 


346 


1..241 


1,344 


1,716 


1,190 


1,433 


1,907 


2,102 


291 - 


1 1,570 



IRISH POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 








1994-95 


Piggy-back 










3 


1 1 


74 


29 


117 




Truck 








46 


165 


196 


277 


140 


824 




Total 








46 


168 


207 


351 


169 


941 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 








1 


9 


1 1 


66 


35 


122 




Truck 


1 


4 


4 


74 


236 


226 


387 


267 


1,199 




Total 


1 


4 


4 


75 


245 


237 


453 


302 


1,321 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 








3 


4 


10 


50 


4 


71 




Truck 








322 


422 


473 


586 


182 


1,985 




Total 








325 


426 


483 


636 


186 


2,056 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 












17 


68 


17 


102 




Truck 






23 


244 


410 


362 


347 


408 


1,794 




Total 






23 


244 


410 


379 


415 


425 


1,896 



' Includes July shipments. 



52 



CHIPPER POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1996-97 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


iVIar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 












1,000 cwt 

13 

154 1,519 
154 1,532 


206 
3,128 
3,334 


9 

414 
423 


228 
5,215 
5,443 



1997-98 Piggy-back - ~ ~ ~ ~ -- 48 230 28 306 

Truck ~ -- 523 3,458 910 4,891 

Total - -- 571 3,688 938 5,197 

Includes July shipments. 



RADISHES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














12,000 lb units 








1994-95 


Piggy-back 




10 




150 


470 


670 


370 


210 




1,880 




Truck 


10 


110 


60 


160 


170 


180 


240 


160 


10 


1,100 




Total 


10 


120 


60 


310 


640 


850 


610 


370 


10 


2,980 


1995-96 


Truck 


10 


140 


410 


230 


200 


220 


310 


280 


20 


1,820 


1996-97 


Truck 


70 


370 


560 


390 


380 


500 


460 


370 


10 


3,110 


1997-98 


Truck 


76 


230 


153 


228 


253 


307 


261 


161 


17 


1,686 



SQUASH: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1,000 bushels 












1994-95 


Truck 


82 


321 


315 


296 


287 


468 


829 


357 


30 




2,985 


1995-96 


Truck 


40 


247 


362 


152 


169 


209 


391 


359 


37 


3 


1,969 


1996-97 


Truck 


104 


314 


238 


185 


94 


433 


421 


171 


13 




1,973 


1997-98 


Truck 


129 


266 


131 


161 


131 


153 


364 


240 


16 




1,591 



^' Includes September shipments. 



53 



STRAWBERRIES: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


LJcL> 


Jan 


reo 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Total 












1,000 flats 






1 QQA QK 


A ir 

Air 




1 U 


o 


5 


3 




27 




Truck 


274 


358 


430 


1,896 


344 




o,oUZ 




Export 


1 2 


20 


9 


4 


— 




to 




Total 


290 


388 


444 


1 ,905 


347 




0,0 / M- 


1 QQC; QR 


Air 

Mir 




1 


1 4- 


14 


3 




50 




Truck 


408 


582 


730 


2,932 


673 


Q 



0, OOvJ 




Export 


1 3 


23 


1 8 


1 5 


1 




/ \j 




Total 


433 


612 


762 


2,961 


677 


« 




\ yyo-y / 


Air 

Air 


c 
O 


1 




2 






8 




Truck 


903 


1 733 


3 883 


z, /bz 


20 




Q 9Q1 




Export 


4 


32 


1 5 


5 











Total 


91 2 


1 766 


3 aqa 


2,759 


20 




cj , 


1997-98 


Air 




4 


6 


7 


1 




1 8 




Truck 


895 


1,462 


2,31 1 


2,874 


848 




8,390 




Export 


4 


32 


13 


5 






54 




Total 


899 


1,498 


2,330 


2,886 


849 




8,462 



^' Includes November shipments. 



TOMATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 












1994-95 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


14 

2,583 
2,597 


66 
5,001 
5,067 


80 
5,363 
5,443 


37 
3,507 
3,544 


43 
3,173 
3,216 


72 
2,918 
2,990 


138 
5,046 
5,184 


179 
7,718 
7,897 


35 
3,702 
3,737 


223 
223 


664 
39,234 
39,898 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


1,675 
1,675 


13 

3,180 
3,193 


26 
5,777 
5,803 


83 
4,887 
4,970 


133 
2,746 
2,879 


56 
1,457 
1,513 


54 
3,447 
3,501 


91 
7,625 
7,716 


93 
5,578 
5,671 


16 
632 
648 


565 
37,004 
37,569 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


2 

2,693 
2,695 


21 
7,056 
7,077 


16 
7,386 
7,402 


64 
5,741 
5,805 


59 
2,737 
2,796 


18 
4,076 
4,094 


110 
1 1,154 
1 1,264 


181 
7,152 
7,333 


29 
3,630 
3,659 


5 

475 
480 


505 
52,100 
52,605 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
Total 


2 

3,400 
3,402 


6,342 
6,342 


8 

8,995 
9,003 


30 
6,188 
6,218 


3 

3,746 
3,749 


4,873 
4,873 


21 
6,900 
6,921 


1 1 

8,634 
8,645 


5 

6,391 
6,396 


35 
35 


80 
55,504 
55,584 



^' Includes September shipments. 



CHERRY TOMATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1 994-95 through 1 997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 














1994-95 


Truck 


6 


22 


25 


18 




10 




9 


19 


36 


14 




159 


1995-96 


Truck 


4 


13 


23 


12 




4 




6 


12 


36 


15 


1 


126 


1996-97 


Truck 


19 


40 


39 


27 




9 




16 


41 


50 


21 


1 


263 


1997-98 


Truck 


36 


60 


45 


40 




31 




38 


61 


79 


47 




437 



^' Includes September shipments. 



54 



WATERMELONS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 


Method of 


Dec " 








Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul " 


Total 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


year 


shipment 

















1,000 cwt 



1 994-95 


Piggy-back 


1 




o 
O 


1 1 c 

lib 


z / 


Z 


1 bo 




Truck 


49 





73 


2,376 


2,359 


79 


4,936 




Total 


50 




81 


2,491 


2,386 


81 


5,089 


1 995-96 


Piggy-back 








96 


79 




1 75 




Truck 


50 


5 




2,1 12 


3,036 


384 


5,587 




Total 


50 


5 




2,208 


3,1 15 


384 


5,762 


1996-97 


Piggy-back 






18 


70 


23 




1 1 1 




Truck 






590 


1,767 


1,640 


173 


4,170 




Total 






608 


1,837 


1,663 


173 


4,281 


1997-98 


Piggy-back 








61 


26 




87 




Truck 






34 


2,310 


2,969 


282 


5,595 




Total 






34 


2,371 


2,995 


282 


5,682 



^' Includes shipments prior to December. ^' Includes any August shipments. 



OTHER FRESH VEGETABLES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1994-95 through 1997-98 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct ^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul " 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 












1994-95 


Truck 


20 


17 


21 


15 


10 


12 


10 


9 


3 


1 1 


128 


1995-96 


Truck 


7 


7 


1 1 


6 


13 


3 


3 


3 


1 


4 


58 


1996-97 


Truck 


11 




















1 1 


1997-98 


Truck 


12 


24 


17 


30 


17 


22 


29 


40 


6 




197 



^' Includes September shipments. ^' Includes August shipments. 



55 



SNAP BEANS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 bushels received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


RfliI Triif^k 

1 IC]I 1 1 1 U WIN. 


Rfli 1 Tr M /^k 

1 lOI 1 1 1 U ^IX 


nail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


1 "7 O 


Arc 
DO 




237 


Miami 


41 


— 


26 


— 


67 


Bait-Wash 


1 QO 


"7/1 




263 


New York-Newark 


362 


— 


443 




805 


Boston 


1 "7 PL 
I/O 


1 1 AQ 


1 


283 


Philadelphia 


96 


4 


55 


4 


151 


Chicago 








o o o 


Pittsburgh 


30 




21 




51 


Cincinnati 










St. Louis 


56 




35 




91 


Columbia, S.C. 


35 


23 




58 


San Fran-Oakland 


2 


9 


277 


9 


279 


Dallas 


77 


104 




181 


Seattle-Tacoma 


1 




73 




74 


Detroit 


120 


96 




216 














Los Angeles 




379 




379 


Total U.S. 


- 1,710 


14 


2,053 


14 


3,763 



CABBAGE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




190 




522 






712 


Miami 


61 




74 




135 


Bait-Wash 




197 




281 






478 


New York-Newark 


269 


1 


1,105 


1 


1,374 


Boston 




85 




333 






418 


Philadelphia 


77 




233 




310 


Chicago 




189 


4 


880 


4 




1,069 


Pittsburgh 


69 




241 




310 


Cincinnati 
















St. Louis 


6 




323 




329 


Columbia, S.C. 




51 




71 






122 


San Fran-Oakland 






443 




443 


Dallas 




2 




285 






287 


Seattle-Tacoma 






257 




257 


Detroit 




28 




324 






352 














Los Angeles 








604 






604 


Total U.S. 


- 1,224 


5 


5,976 


5 


7,200 



CANTALOUPES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




88 




596 




684 


Miami 


4 




178 




182 


Bait-Wash 




585 


1 


14 


1 


599 


New York-Newark 




110 


808 


110 


808 


Boston 






48 


716 


48 


716 


Philadelphia 


12 


49 


292 


49 


304 


Chicago 






87 


1,270 


87 


1,270 


Pittsburgh 


1 




317 




318 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






367 




367 


Columbia, S.C. 




109 




171 




280 


San Fran-Oakland 






919 




919 


Dallas 




3 




327 




330 


Seattle-Tacoma 






637 




637 


Detroit 








635 




635 














Los Angeles 








2,750 




2,750 


Total U.S. 


802 


295 


9,997 


295 


10,799 



CARROTS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 bags received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 bags received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




48 




445 




493 


Miami 




45 


8 


172 


8 


217 


Bait-Wash 


1 


18 


62 


384 


63 


402 


New York-Newark 


8 


53 


786 


850 


794 


903 


Boston 




19 


494 


606 


494 


625 


Philadelphia 


15 


26 


263 


178 


278 


204 


Chicago 




137 


298 


900 


298 


1,037 


Pittsburgh 




19 




269 




288 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




4 




452 




456 


Columbia, S.C. 




8 




37 




45 


San Fran-Oakland 








834 




834 


Dallas 








264 






Seattle-Tacoma 






8 


509 


8 


509 


Detroit 






12 


398 


12 


398 
















Los Angeles 








915 




915 


Total U.S. 


24 


377 


1,931 


7,213 


1,955 


7,590 



56 



CAULIFLOWER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 cartons received from - 




City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 






131 




131 


Miami 




1 




90 




91 


Bait-Wash 


3 


4 


290 


4 


293 


New York-Newark 






185 


633 


185 


633 


Boston 


4 


1 1 5 


324 


115 


328 


Philadelphia 




15 


84 


110 


84 


125 


Chicago 




208 


821 


208 


821 


Pittsburgh 




1 




146 




147 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 








263 




263 


Columbia, S.C. 






16 




16 


San Fran-Oakland 








360 




360 


Dallas 






147 




147 


Seattle-Tacoma 








246 




246 


Detroit 






394 




394 
















Los Angeles 






485 




485 


Total U.S. 




24 


596 


4,456 


596 


4,480 



CELERY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


56 




207 




263 


Miami 




16 




99 




115 


Bait-Wash 


1 32 


31 


356 


32 


388 


New York-Newark 


9 


18 


308 


538 


317 


556 


Boston 


3 10 


181 


218 


184 


228 


Philadelphia 


16 


42 


160 


218 


176 


260 


Chicago 


148 


297 


661 


297 


809 


Pittsburgh 




9 


1 


212 


1 


221 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 




25 




187 




212 


Columbia, S.C. 


5 




13 




18 


San Fran-Oakland 








360 




360 


Dallas 






162 




162 


Seattle-Tacoma 








275 




275 


Detroit 






450 




450 
















Los Angeles 






679 




679 


Total U.S. 


29 


361 


978 


4,635 


1,007 


4,396 



CHINESE CABBAGE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








30 




30 


Miami 


8 




13 






21 


Bait-Wash 




4 




27 




31 


New York-Newark 


6 




27 






33 


Boston 




5 




23 




28 


Philadelphia 


1 




9 






10 


Chicago 




71 




260 




331 


Pittsburgh 






7 






7 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






1 1 






1 1 


Columbia, S.C. 














San Fran-Oakland 






113 






113 


Dallas 








29 




29 


Seattle-Tacoma 






37 






37 


Detroit 




5 




45 




/ 50 
















Los Angeles 








275 




275 


Total U.S. 


100 




906 






1,006 



CORN: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




271 




49 




320 


Miami 




90 




15 




105 


Bait-Wash 


5 


300 




158 


5 


458 


New Orleans 














Boston 


3 


368 




150 


3 


518 


New York-Newark 


36 


606 




65 


36 


671 


Buffalo 














Philadelphia 


40 


172 




43 


40 


215 


Chicago 




497 




127 




624 


Pittsburgh 




149 




21 




170 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




226 




51 




277 


Columbia, S.C. 




46 




19 




65 


San Fran-Oakland 




18 




430 




448 


Dallas 




153 




101 




254 


Seattle-Tacoma 




31 




183 




214 


Detroit 




331 




156 




487 
















Los Angeles 




26 




610 




636 


Total U.S. 


84 


3,284 




2,178 


84 


5,462 



57 



CUCUMBERS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 





1,000 crates received from - - 






1,000 crates received from 






City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Tru ck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Tru ck 


Rail 




Rail 




Atlanta 




1 37 




1 54 




301 


Miami 




Q 'X 




f D 








Bait-Wash 




1 62 




275 




437 


New York-Newark 




OAR 










! ,UD0 


Boston 




1 96 


3 


549 


o 




Philadelphia 


1 






1 
1 


1 




/ 


Chicago 




254 




769 




1 ,023 


Pittsburgh 




90 




227 






317 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




81 




170 






251 


Columbia, S.C. 




38 




50 




88 


San Fran-Oakland 








422 






422 


Dallas 




57 




223 




280 


Seattle-Tacoma 








198 






198 


Detroit 




58 




387 




445 


















Los Angeles 








810 




810 


Total U.S. 


1 


1,504 


3 


5,277 


4 




6,781 


EGGPLANT: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 






1,000 cartons received from 








1,000 cartons received from 






City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




21 




32 




53 


Miami 




64 




18 






82 


Bait-Wash 




50 




60 




110 


New York-Newark 




295 




632 






927 


Boston 




65 


5 


156 


5 


221 


Philadelphia 




39 




70 






109 


Chicago 




183 




284 




467 


Pittsburgh 




1 1 




23 






34 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




8 




18 






26 


Columbia, S.C. 




3 




4 




7 


San Fran-Oakland 








233 






233 


Dallas 




7 




59 




66 


Seattle-Tacoma 








58 






58 


Detroit 




22 




81 




103 


















Los Angeles 








417 




417 


Total U.S. 




768 


5 


2,145 


5 




2,913 


ESCAROLE/ENDIVE: 


Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 








1,000 crates received from - - 






1 ,000 crates 


received from 






City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








29 




29 


Miami 




14 




34 






48 


Bait-Wash 




33 




23 




56 


New York-Newark 




570 




469 






1,039 


Boston 




49 


9 


24 


9 


73 


Philadelphia 




46 




31 






77 


Chicago 




251 




656 




907 


Pittsburgh 




23 




22 






45 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 








8 






8 


Columbia, S.C. 














San Fran-Oakland 






10 


52 


10 




52 


Dallas 








18 




18 


Seattle-Tacoma 








18 






18 


Detroit 




35 




31 




66 


















Los Angeles 






17 


99 


17 


99 


Total U.S. 




1,021 


36 


1,514 


36 




2,535 


GREENS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 




1,000 bushels received from - - 






1,000 bushels received from 






City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




2 




377 




379 


Miami 




17 




40 






57 


Bait-Wash 








479 




479 


New York-Newark 




88 




1,562 






1,650 


Boston 




5 


2 


245 


2 


250 


Philadelphia 




1 




255 






256 


Chicago 




1 




727 




728 


Pittsburgh 








61 






61 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




1 




156 






157 


Columbia, S.C. 








64 




64 


San Fran-Oakland 








253 






253 


Dallas 




1 




344 




345 


Seattle-Tacoma 








134 






134 


Detroit 




1 




592 




593 


















Los Angeles 








556 




556 


Total U.S. 




1 17 


2 


5,845 


2 




5,962 



58 



LETTUCE--ICEBERG: Rail and trucic arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


5 


-- 


1,520 


-- 


1,525 


Miami 


- 


67 


- 


347 


-- 


414 


Bait-Wash 


9 


B5 


1 .222 


55 


1,231 


New York-Newark 


-- 


- 


835 


1,477 


835 


1,477 


Boston 


1 


452 


1,903 


452 


1,904 


Philadelphia 


1 


9 


398 


842 


399 


851 


Chicago 


1 


759 


2,189 


759 


2,190 


Pittsburgh 


— 


- 


20 


705 


20 


705 


Cincinnati 












St. Louis 




1 




800 




801 


Columbia, S.C. 


2 




180 




182 


San Fran-Oakland 








820 




820 


Dallas 






396 




396 


Seattle-Tacoma 








537 




537 


Detroit 






1,573 




1,573 
















Los Angeles 






2,266 




2,266 


Total U.S. 


1 


95 


2,519 


16,777 


2,520 


16,872 



LETTUCE-ROMAINE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




10 




914 




924 


Miami 




21 




229 






250 


Bait-Wash 




4 


14 


618 


14 


622 


New York-Newark 




8 


31 1 


2,218 


31 1 




2,226 


Boston 






194 


1,136 


194 


1,136 


Philadelphia 




13 


144 


608 


144 




621 


Chicago 




9 


317 


1,278 


317 


1,287 


Pittsburgh 








169 






169 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




1 




207 






208 


Columbia, S.C. 








56 




56 


San Fran-Oakland 








938 






938 


Dallas 








249 




249 


Seattle-Tacoma 








564 






564 


Detroit 








890 




890 


















Los Angeles 








1,116 




1,116 


Total U.S. 




66 


980 


1 1,190 


980 




1 1,256 



LETTUCE-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




26 




157 




183 


Miami 




22 




135 




157 


Bait-Wash 




13 


7 


352 


7 


365 


New York-Newark 




86 




1,360 




1,446 


Boston 




1 


7 


529 


7 


530 


Philadelphia 




6 




227 




233 


Chicago 




21 




640 




661 


Pittsburgh 




3 




150 




153 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




3 




144 




147 


Columbia, S.C. 








23 




23 


San Fran-Oakland 








659 




659 


Dallas 








196 




196 


Seattle-Tacoma 








367 




367 


Detroit 




7 




442 




449 
















Los Angeles 








871 




871 


Total U.S. 




188 


14 


6,252 


14 


6,440 



OKRA: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




22 




12 




34 


Miami 




14 


10 


9 


10 


23 


Bait-Wash 




1 




5 




6 


New York-Newark 




38 




48 




86 


Boston 




5 




3 




8 


Philadelphia 




4 




1 




5 


Chicago 




28 




41 




69 


Pittsburgh 














Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




2 




4 




6 


Columbia, S.C. 




8 








8 


San Fran-Oakland 








15 




15 


Dallas 








33 




33 


Seattle-Tacoma 














Detroit 




4 




1 1 




15 
















Los Angeles 






10 


16 


10 


16 


Total U.S. 




126 


20 


198 


20 


324 



59 



PEPPERS--BELL: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States. October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 bushels received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 





480 





28 




760 


Miami 


1 88 




49 




237 


Bait-Wash 




377 


3 


321 


3 


698 


New York-Newark 


— 1 ,034 


20 


1 ,009 


20 


2,043 


Boston 




1,086 


62 


488 


62 


1,574 


Philadelphia 


519 


9 


322 


9 


841 


Chicago 


— 


604 


18 


878 


18 


1,482 


Pittsburgh 


255 




209 




464 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 


101 




260 




361 


Columbia, S.C. 




85 




24 




109 


San Fran-Oakland 


1 


10 


873 


10 


874 


Dallas 




124 




417 




541 


Seattle-Tacoma 


3 




390 




393 


Detroit 




234 




518 




752 














Los Angeles 






14 


1,570 


14 


1,570 


Total U.S. 


- 5,091 


136 


7,608 


136 


12,699 



PEPPERS-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




19 




33 




52 


Miami 




52 




31 




83 


Bait-Wash 




28 




42 




70 


New York-Newark 




830 




279 




1,109 


Boston 




63 


7 


44 


7 


107 


Philadelphia 




62 




26 




88 


Chicago 




420 




986 




1,406 


Pittsburgh 




22 




23 




45 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




5 




13 




18 


Columbia, S.C. 




12 




5 




17 


San Fran-Oakland 








482 




482 


Dallas 




4 




165 




169 


Seattle-Tacoma 








89 




89 


Detroit 




102 




27 




129 
















Los Angeles 








879 




879 


Total U.S. 




1,619 


7 


3,124 


7 


4,743 



POTATOES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




54 


167 


891 


167 


945 


Miami 




71 


159 


320 


159 


391 


Bait-Wash 


14 


79 


179 


900 


193 


979 


New York-Newark 


32 


75 


1,694 


1,484 


1,726 


1,559 


Boston 


6 


47 


537 


1,774 


543 


1,821 


Philadelphia 


32 


46 


470 


686 


502 


732 


Chicago 


15 


40 


621 


789 


636 


829 


Pittsburgh 




50 


212 


1,535 


212 


1,585 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




19 


919 


1,104 


919 


1,123 


Columbia, S.C. 




25 


24 


148 


24 


173 


San Fran-Oakland 




43 




1,359 




1,402 


Dallas 




7 


125 


1,067 


125 


1,074 


Seattle-Tacoma 




14 




847 




861 


Detroit 




72 


326 


1,132 


326 


1,204 
















Los Angeles 




48 


65 


3,507 


65 


3,555 


Total U.S. 


99 


690 


5,498 


17,543 


5,597 


18,233 



POTATOES-CHIPPER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




497 




1,410 






1,907 


Miami 














Bait-Wash 


66 








66 






New York-Newark 


132 








132 




Boston 




8 


25 


16 


25 




24 


Philadelphia 


68 








68 




Chicago 


6 








6 






Pittsburgh 














Cincinnati 
















St. Louis 














Columbia, S.C. 
















San Fran-Oakland 








173 




173 


Dallas 
















Seattle-Tacoma 














Detroit 




116 




630 






746 
















Los Angeles 
















Total U.S. 


272 


621 


25 


2,229 


297 


2,850 



60 



RADISHES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1,000 cartons received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




47 




38 




85 


Miami 


42 


„ 


12 






54 


Bait-Wash 




98 




98 




196 


New York-Newark 


227 


— 


329 






556 


Boston 




51 




204 




255 


Philadelphia 


38 


— 


38 






76 


Chicago 




396 


— 


992 


— 


1,388 


Pittsburgh 


38 


— 


123 






161 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 


83 




23 






106 


Columbia, S.C. 




8 




2 




10 


San Fran-Oakland 


6 




618 






624 


Dallas 




29 




190 




219 


Seattle-Tacoma 






322 






322 


Detroit 




75 




277 




352 
















Los Angeles 




5 




1,103 




1,108 


Total U.S. 


- 1 , 1 43 




4,369 






5,512 



SPIIMACH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 bushel 


s received from - 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








107 




107 


Miami 






39 




39 


Bait-Wash 








76 




76 


New York-Newark 


1 




672 




673 


Boston 








190 




190 


Philadelphia 






56 




56 


Chicago 




1 




548 




549 


Pittsburgh 






31 




31 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






57 




57 


Columbia, S.C. 








5 




5 


San Fran-Oakland 






296 




296 


Dallas 








58 




58 


Seattle-Tacoma 






1 13 




113 


Detroit 








147 




147 














Los Angeles 








295 




295 


Total U.S. 


2 




2,690 




2,692 



SQUASH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from - - 


City 


1,000 bushels received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




101 




108 




209 


Miami 


46 




20 






66 


Balt-Wasn 




77 




178 




255 


New York-Newark 


160 




661 






821 


Boston 




139 




558 




697 


Philadelphia 


29 




113 






142 


Chicago 














Pittsburgh 


15 




55 






70 


Cincinnati 




145 




501 




646 


St. Louis 


18 




73 






91 


Columbia, S.C. 




31 




27 




58 


San Fran-Oakland 




10 


632 


10 




632 


Dallas 




41 




219 




260 


Seattle-Tacoma 






230 






230 


Detroit 




24 




267 




291 
















Los Angeles 




1 




848 




849 


Total U.S. 


827 


10 


4,490 


10 




5,317 



STRAWBERRIES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1 ,000 flats received from - - 


City 


1,000 flats received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




461 




71 1 






1,172 


Miami 




46 




127 






173 


Bait-Wash 




193 


1 


1,073 


1 




1,266 


New York-Newark 




278 




716 






994 


Boston 




126 


16 


934 


16 




1,060 


Philadelphia 




87 


1 


437 


1 




524 


Chicago 




441 


4 


1,673 


4 




2,1 14 


Pittsburgh 




92 




703 






795 


Cincinnati 
















St. Louis 




134 




661 






795 


Columbia, S.C. 




40 




29 






69 


San Fran-Oakland 




2 


2 


1,175 


2 




1,177 


Dallas 




91 




782 






873 


Seattle-Tacoma 








742 






742 


Detroit 




216 




937 






1,153 


















Los Angeles 






3 


2,684 


3 




2,684 


Total U.S. 




2,207 


27 


13,384 


27 




15,591 



61 



TOMATOES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 





1,000 cartons received from - - 




1,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 




Rail 




Rail 






Rail 


Truck 


nail 


Truck 


Kail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




Z,U 1 o 




1 r\K 1 




o,Udd 


Miami 




906 




1 55 




1 ,061 


Bait-Wash 




! , ODO 




Q 1 




O i4 Q '3 


New York-Newark 


1 1 


1 ,831 


3 1 


1 ,608 


42 


3,439 


Boston 




Z, / DO 


1 1 1 




111 

1 1 1 


o, dUo 


Philadelphia 


ZU 


1 r\o o 
\ ,UOO 


ZU 


568 


40 


1 ,656 


Chicago 




Z,oUo 


O / 


O Q Q Q 




C 1 Q O 


Pittsburgh 




"7 C C 

/ bb 


89 


288 


89 


1 ,043 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




441 




731 




1,172 


Columbia, S.C. 




1,732 




196 




1,928 


San Fran-Oakland 




61 




2,906 




2,967 


Dallas 




765 




1,977 




2,742 


Seattle-Tacoma 




144 




1,200 




1,344 


Detroit 




1,593 




1,842 




3,435 
















Los Angeles 




81 1 


23 


6,591 


23 


7,402 


Total U.S. 


31 


18,776 


316 


23,762 


347 


42,538 



TOMATOES-CHERRY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 





1,000 cartons received from - - 




1,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



1 1 1 
86 
92 

383 

42 
4 
87 



140 
119 
283 
644 

19 
293 
312 
421 



251 Miami 

205 New York-Newark 

375 Philadelphia 

1,027 Pittsburgh 
St. Louis 

61 San Fran-Oakland 

297 Seattle-Tacoma 
399 

421 Total U.S. 



56 
93 
49 
29 
21 



1,053 



7 

330 
99 
39 
49 
313 
1 14 

3,182 



63 
423 
148 
68 
70 
313 
114 

4,235 



ONIONS, DRY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1997 



City 


1,000 sacks received from - - 


City 


1,000 sacks received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 






21 


2,056 


21 


2,056 


Miami 






14 


616 


14 


616 


Bait-Wash 






47 


1,095 


47 


1,095 


New York-Newark 






531 


2,017 


531 


2,017 


Boston 






276 


1,374 


276 


1,374 


Philadelphia 






117 


849 


117 


849 


Chicago 






181 


1,474 


181 


1,474 


Pittsburgh 






9 


515 


9 


515 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 






2 


435 


2 


435 


Columbia, S.C. 






2 


248 


2 


248 


San Fran-Oakland 






4 


1,505 


4 


1,505 


Dallas 






40 


608 


40 


608 


Seattle-Tacoma 








597 




597 


Detroit 






5 


1,098 


5 


1,098 
















Los Angeles 








2,204 




2,204 


Total U.S. 






1,249 


16,691 


1,249 


16,691 



WATERMELONS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1997 through June 1998 



City 


1,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




131 




1 15 




246 


Miami 




35 




70 






105 


Bait-Wash 


1 


222 




167 


1 


389 


New York-Newark 


44 


146 




341 


44 




487 


Boston 


5 


123 




142 


5 


265 


Philadelphia 


25 


76 




62 


25 




138 


Chicago 




89 




273 




362 


Pittsburgh 




129 




59 






188 


Cincinnati 














St. Louis 




61 




98 






159 


Columbia, S.C. 




1 64 




131 




295 


San Fran-Oakland 








333 






333 


Dallas 




39 




326 




365 


Seattle-Tacoma 








227 






227 


Detroit 




66 




300 




366 


















Los Angeles 








1,138 




1,138 


Total U.S. 


75 


1,281 




3,782 


75 




5,063 



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Major Florida Vegetables Shares 
of Total Production Value, 
1997-98 Season 



Bell Peppers 16.3% 



Potatoes 7.7% 
Squash 3.3% 

Cabbage 1.5% 



Cucumbers 3.3% 

Snap Beans 7.6% 




Sweet Corn 6.4% 
Strawberries 9.6% 



Radishes 1.1% 
Watermelons 3.6% 



Tomatoes 28.3% 



Others 11.3% 



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BUREAU OF STATE FARMERS' MARKETS 
Don Coker, Chief 
541 East Tennessee Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 
850/487-4322 
FAX: 850/488-9006 



BONIFAY 

Jim Warner, Regional Supervisor 
Connie Johnson, Clerk Specialist 
P.O. Box 716, Hwy 90 
Bonifay, FL 32425 
850/547-2540 FAX: 547-3181 

FLORIDA CITY 

Paul Cardwell, Sr. Market Manager 
Patricia Bouchard, Senior Clerk 
300 N. Krome Avenue 
Florida City, FL 33034 
305/246-6334 FAX: 246-7012 

FORT MYERS 

Clad Brockett, Sr. Market Manager 
Dee James, Secretary Specialist 
2744 Edison Ave. 
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 
941/332-6910 FAX: 332-6995 

FORT PIERCE 

Pete Serra, Sr. Market Manager 
Rory Cromer, Senior Clerk 
P.O. Box 866, 3479 South Federal Hwy. 
Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0866 
561/468-3917 FAX: 468-4002 

GADSDEN 

Jim Warner, Regional Supervisor 
Angle Bourque, Secretary 
Rt. 4 Box 1228-F 
Quincy, FL 32351 
850/627-6484 FAX: 875-2662 

IMMOKALEE 

Jerry Hubbart, Sr. Market Manager 
Louise King, Senior Clerk 
424 East New Market Road 
Immokalee, FL 34142 
941/658-3505 FAX: 658-3508 

PALATKA 

Terry Driggers, Sr. Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
225 Highway 1 7 South 
EastPalatka, FL 32131 
904/329-3713 FAX: 329-3771 



PLANT CITY 

Melt Godwin, Sr. Market Manager 
Cindy Suszko, Senior Clerk 
1305 W. MLK Jr. Blvd. Ste. #5 
Plant City, FL 33566-5025 
813/757-9027 FAX: 757-9030 

POM PAN O 

Alfonso Castro, Market Manager 
Dale Fargo, Secretary Specialist 
1255 W. Atlantic Blvd. 
Pompano Beach, FL 33069 
954/946-6570 FAX: 783-8414 

SANFORD 

Peter Hirst, Sr. Market Manager 
Doris Denis, Secretary Specialist 
1300 - IAS. French Avenue 
Sanford, FL 32771 
407/330-6783 FAX: 330-6786 

STARKE 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
2222 North Temple Hwy 
Starke, FL 32091 
904/329-3713 

SUWANNEE VALLEY-WHITE SPRINGS 

Terry Driggers, Manager 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
2758, CR 136 
White Springs, FL 32096 
904/963-5903 FAX: 963-3391 

TRENTON 

Terry Driggers, Manager 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
P.O. Box 157, 830 NE State Rd. 47 
Trenton, FL 32693 
352/463-3142 or 904/963-5903 

WAUCHULA 

Diana Durrance, Sr. Market Manager 
Sandra Carlton, Secretary Specialist 
661 South 6th Ave. 
Wauchula, FL 33873 
941/773-9850 FAX: 773-3802